‘Inventing the 21st Century Exhibition’ at the British Library

August 9th, 2010

The British Library are holding a special Autumn exhibition on ‘Inventing the 21st Century’.

In a celebration of British ingenuity, The British Library explore the stories behind some of the most iconic inventions of the century’s first decade.

Whether they are changing the world of sport, fighting climate change, or just making life a bit easier, each inventor has challenged the established way of doing things. From Dyson’s revolutionary bladeless fan to President Obama’s favourite dog bowl, trace the journey of an idea from that first spark of inspiration to the development of a business. See original drawings, patent specifications and the finished products.

Throughout the ‘Inventing the 21st Century’ exhibition, the British Library will be running a special programme of events and workshops to help you turn your ideas into reality.

As well as practical workshops, there’s also the opportunity to hear from and meet some of the inventors in the exhibition.

British Library website