The (Wrong) Aeronauts

-
A drawing of lots of hot air balloons above the earth: A vision by J S Pugh of balloon traffic rendering the Panama Canal obsolete. From Puck magazine, 31 January 1906. From the Prints and Drawings Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC.
Book now
  • Limited places
  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
  • Email: boxoffice@bl.uk
  • Full Price: £11.00 Member: £11.00 Under 18: £5.50 Other concessions available

The true stories of the fearless first women of flight

As the recent film The Aeronauts replaces real hero Henry Coxwell with a fictional female balloon pilot, join balloon historians Lily Ford and Sharon Wright to hear the true stories of the fearless first women of flight.

Sharon Wright is the author of Balloonomania Belles: Daredevil Divas Who First Took To The Sky (2018), the history of the lady aeronauts. She is also a biographer and journalist with an interest in writing about extraordinary women lost to history. 

Lily Ford is the author of Taking to the Air: An Illustrated History of Flight (2018). She has a long-standing interest in the history of aviation, with a current focus on women whose contributions have been unacknowledged. Alongside her historical research she works as a teacher, filmmaker and film producer with the Derek Jarman Lab at Birkbeck.

Image: A vision by J S Pugh of balloon traffic rendering the Panama Canal obsolete. From Puck magazine, 31 January 1906. From the Prints and Drawings Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Details

Name: The (Wrong) Aeronauts
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Show Map      How to get to the Library
When: -
Price: Full Price: £11.00
Member: £11.00
Student: £5.50
Registered Unemployed: £5.50
Disabled: £5.50
Under 18: £5.50
Senior (60+): £9.50
Young Person (18-25): £5.50
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk
Book now