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The Henry Sutton Oration

Friday, 02 May 2014

Which Victorian scientist/engineer invented a form of television before John Logie Baird was born?

And why have you never heard of him? He also invented sixteen different telephones which he installed around Ballarat before the GPO started and which were much admired by Alexander Graham Bell personally.

Listen to the fascinating tale and why it is relevant to innovation today from our inaugural Henry Sutton orator:

Robyn Williams of the ABC Science Show "GENIUS: What Henry Sutton did in 1885 and how it Shows the Way for an Innovation Revolution in Australia"

Join TelSoc and Robyn for lunch on Wednesday 14th May 2014 in Melbourne at the RACV Club (of which Henry Sutton was a founding member) TelSoc is launching the first "HSO" to coincide with the 140th anniversary of the Telecommunications Society in its various transformations. With your support it will become an annual event with an emphasis on science and engineering, history and innovation.

Henry Sutton has an astounding list of accomplishments in many areas: electricity, lighting, telecommunications, motoring, flight, radio, printing, photography --- a genius in any terms and a good complement to Charles Todd as a legend of early Australian telecommunications.

When: Wed, 14 May 2014 – 12:00pm to 03:00pm EST
Where:RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fee:Individual: $130; Table for 10: $1,300.

Discount of $40 per person for financial members and sponsors.

To register for this event, please click here.