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Website Exclusive: British Motor Museum celebrates the British car with a special symposium

Website Exclusive: British Motor Museum celebrates the British car with a special symposium

The British Motor Museum is to celebrate the British car with a special symposium. ‘Celebration of the British Car Symposium’ takes place on 24 September from 9.45am – 5pm. The panel of speakers, who are leaders in their fields of journalism, academia, authors and critics, will give their view on the future of Britain’s motor industry and what we might be celebrating in 50 years. Supported by Arts Council England, the lecture offers an insight into Britain’s motor industry past, present and future.

Stephen Laing, Curator at the British Motor Museum and chair of the symposium stated, “We’re delighted to offer this special symposium to celebrate the great British car. If you would like to learn about the evolution of the motor industry and our experts’ vision of what’s to come, then this event, hosted in the thought-provoking surroundings of the British Motor Museum, is perfect for you”.

Speakers include Stephen Bayley, an author, critic & columnist, who writes for a huge range of publications, who will be speaking about the motor car as a design icon. Professor Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney museum and gallery in Warwickshire as well as Visiting Professor of Architectural History and Visual Culture at Coventry University and Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford University, will be discussing the motor car in its social context.

Other topics that will be discussed are the evolution of car manufacture, marketing the car and the evolution of the historic motoring movement followed by a question & answer session. These will be covered by the other speakers including Steve Cropley, one of the most renowned motoring journalists and Editor in Chief at Autocar magazine, Professor Tom Donnelly who is a Professor of Automotive Business, also at the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University and Dr Jason Begley who is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University.

The cost is £25 in advance or £30 on the day and includes lunch, refreshments and time to explore the Museum.

The British Motor Museum is also launching an annual Christmas Lecture, a fun and interactive event for young people and families. Each year a science specialist will bring their subject to life for this seasonal event.

To find out more information please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or to book a place please call 01926 927823.

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