Communications and Computing
Inventors barely out of school start a global computer revolution.
Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) is often referred to as the world's first computer programmer.
The invention of the typewriter had little initial impact on those who only trusted their pens. Yet as acceptance grew, so the machine became a stimulus for changes in the workplace, and an icon of a time before the personal computer.
The period between the formation of the "big four" railway companies in 1923 and nationalisation in 1947 was a golden age of graphic design. This exhiblet celebrates the art of the Southern Railway's publicity department.