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GLASGOW  University is to host an event next month to display the John Logie Baird Archive materials it purchased last year.

It will be held on Thursday April 14 from 6-8pm in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre and is open to the public.

Last September the University Library, with generous financial assistance from an anonymous donor, purchased a very important part of the John Logie Baird Story — the Baird/Clapp archive.

Anyone wanting to attend the event to celebrate the procurement of these historical items and listen to a series of speakers must register here.

There will be a special exhibition display of the archival materials. The archive consists of Benjamin Clapp’s radio log books for the USA receiving station and his amateur radio station used in the transmission, related paper ephemera, and a gramophone “Phonovision” disc containing an early video recording made on September 20 1927.

It is the earliest Phonovision disc in existence, and thus the world’s earliest surviving video recording.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:53 )  

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John Hume-wThe final Open Meeting of the season will be on Wednesday March 29 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Professor John Hume willl speak on the history of some West Dunbartonshire churches.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dr Andrew Bicker: Recent Archaelogical Discoveries on the West Coast of Scotland
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Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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