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The Weird and Wacky World of Heath Robinson

Sunday 10th November


Adam Hart-Davis is best known as the presenter of What the Romans Did for Us. He has also read several books, and written about 35; the most recent of which were on time, engineers and science. He spends hours making chairs, tables and spoons, and is trying to learn how to draw, and paint in watercolours.
He will be talking about his book Very Heath Robinson, which celebrates the comic artist who gave his name to a dictionary definition. Adam has loved Heath Robinson's brand of humour since childhood, especially his homespun contraptions knocked together with bits of old furniture and string, and enjoys sharing his passion with an audience.

This event is sponsored by Amicus Law, Solicitors.


Exeter Custom House


Adam Hart-Davis