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Thursday 9 September 2021


James Dyson

Inventor and Entrepreneur

A Life of Invention, in collaboration with How to Academy

His name is a byword for revolutionary innovation and design. But how did James Dyson become Britain’s most celebrated inventor?

In conversation with Matthew Syed, author and columnist for The Times, Dyson will share the story of his life as an inventor and entrepreneur and explain why he is convinced that the solution to the world’s problems will be met by young engineering minds.

James Dyson

James Dyson was born in Norfolk in 1947 and studied at the Royal College of Art in London, before joining Rotork to engineer and make the Sea Truck, a high-speed flat-bottomed boat, with Jeremy Fry. Best known for his revolutionary cyclonic vacuum cleaner, his products have been sold around the world, renowned for their innovative technology, design and efficiency. James believes that engineers can improve the world and he helps them to do so through the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, The James Dyson Foundation, and the annual James Dyson Award.