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Hello I'm Adam Hart-Davis.

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My latest Book




Available now from all good booksellers


Book review: How Life And Love For Heath Robinson Was Different From Today By Adam Hart-Davis on Female First


I am a freelance writer and photographer, I have written many books about Science and History. I do some broadcasting on radio and television. I like working from home, often with a cat helping on my desk. When I have to travel I like to do it by bike and train.


I give lots of public talks and lectures, please look at my Events page to find out if I am appearing somewhere near you.


I was highly Honoured to be awarded the ASME's (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) prestigious Ralph Coats Roe Medal for outstanding contributions toward a better public understanding and appreciation of  an engineerís worth to contemporary society.


My new hobby - Green Woodworking

My latest hobby is green woodworking, here is a bowl I made recently and some chairs. There are lots more photographs of things I have made on my Woodwork page, along with useful links if you are interested in Green Woodwork.


The Science Museum

In March 2011, I opened a new Exhibition at The Science Museum entitled "James Watt and our World". This brilliant exhibit features Watt's original workshop, completely reassembled and moved to the Science Museum in London. Watch a video about it on YouTube.


Promotional Film for BP

Click here to see a recent film I made for BP about carbon offsetting.

Why not watch some of my mini-videos and podcasts?


Why I support the Historic Royal Palaces:  

Prince Albert was a champion of Victorian innovation and industry - and apparently very fond of gadgets! In this video I championed the campaign to transform Kensington Palace by 2012. I tell you a bit more about my love of the Victorians - and explain why we should all play a part in the palace's future.

My wife at I at Hampton Court 2013


Are you a budding Inventor?

Iím not an inventor and I have no mechanism for helping inventors.  If you need help with patenting please approach the Patent Office.  Or if you want advice and information about developing ideas, why not approach www.ideas21.co.uk

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