Kelvin Absolute Hero Tote Bag

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Commemorative tote bag, specially made to mark the bicentenary of trailblazing scientist Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). Fresh white print on deep green fabric. Suitable for everything from shopping to 200th birthday parties.

Text on reverse reads: "Science is bound, by the everlasting vow of honour, to face fearlessly every problem which can be fairly represented to it." 

Part of a range commissioned by UofG Shop from Glasgow-based designer Hole in My Pocket. 

Lord Kelvin, Absolute Hero!

Kelvin matriculated as a student at the University of Glasgow at just ten years old. He went on to become Professor of Natural Philosophy and spent over 50 years teaching at the University, eventually serving as Chancellor. 

Kelvin's inventions included a sound machine and the Kelvin compass. He proposed the Kelvin scale of temperature, elaborating the concept of 'absolute zero'. Somehow he also found the time to help plan the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable - paving the way for today's global communications superhighway. 

Materials: Cotton

Dimensions: 36.5cm x 41.5cm. Handle drop: 30.5cm.