Bridges: Ancient & Modern: Tim Parrott

"This course will take a close look at some of the most original and exciting bridges that have been built in Europe during and since Roman times. The Science of Structures is complex, but the basics are not hard to understand, and they will enable us to get inside the minds of the designers, which is always a thrill. Many buildings hide their structural secrets from view; bridges display them in all their glory. And will we have time to consider their beauty? Of course!"

Tutor: Tim Parrott

"Tim Parrott, who took his degree at Cambridge, has been teaching short courses in popular science to adults for many years. He is especially keen to engage those with little or no prior knowledge. "