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Professor Alan Chadwick gives Mary Rose talk at Sherborne Science Cafe

By Dadcock  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

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New research on an old wreck forms the subject of a talk at the Sherborne Science Cafe on Wednesday, 23rd April.

Professor Alan Chadwick will talk about preserving the wreck of the Mary Rose warship that sank in Portsmouth Harbour in 1545.

A large section of the hull and 20,000 associated artefacts were raised from the seabed in 1982 and have undergone conservation. They form a unique insight into Tudor life and are on show in a purpose-built museum.

Conservators of the Mary Rose Trust have collaborated with scientists, including Professor Chadwick, at the University of Kent to overcome problems especially one termed the sulphur problem.

The team focused on a range of techniques and have found a possible solution with nanomaterial.

The talk at the Digby Memorial Hall in Digby Road, Sherborne, will review the progress of the research and discuss general conservation problems associated with raised wrecks.

The talk starts at 7.30pm. Call 01935 813896 for more information.

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