Kelvin Friends Card

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Greetings card, specially made to mark the bicentenary of trailblazing physicist and inventor Lord Kelvin (1824-1907).

Kelvin forged many long-standing friendships throughout his life. The words quoted here are from his Jubilee at the University in 1896. 

Part of a range commissioned by UofG Shop from Glasgow-based designer Hole in My Pocket. Blank inside for your own message.

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 with the planning of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable - paving the way for modern global communications. 

Materials: Card stock; recycled brown paper envelope

Dimensions: 11cm x 15.5cm