Event Detail

15
May
2001

Everest the man and the mountain

James Smith
Tuesday, 15 May 2001
Sports House
James Smith's lecture looked at the life of Sir George Everest, his professional career in India as Superintendent of the Great Trigonometrical Survey and as Surveyor General of India and his marriage after retirement and his family. He also looked at his discovery, using survey techniques, of the world's highest mountain and the subsequent heighting and naming of this famous peak.

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