Seven ages of one man: or how one man started the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

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    Hills, Richard L [Author]

    Publisher Richard L. Hills
    Year of publication 2018

    English (main text)

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    Scope & contentThis is the autobiography of Richard L. Hills, the story of his life, passions and relationships told in seven parts or ages:
    Childhood from his birth in 1936;
    School and education that introduced him to engineering, mountaineering, and railways;
    National Service;
    Cambridge undergraduate;
    Teaching career and the restoration of his 1924 Lancia Lambda car;
    Research and published author the drainage of the fens, steam power and watermills that ultimately led to a PhD;
    Founder and first Curator of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry;
    The Reverend Doctor as priest, author on the history of engineering and paper making.

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    • Shelf location: A210-HIL
    • Donor: Richard L. Hills, MBE