Students, let us introduce you to Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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That is quite an amazing name! We wonder if his parents knew he was going to become an amazing engineer?!

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Britain, the son of a French Civil Engineer. Like father like son, Isambard followed in his father’s footsteps.


Meet, and be inspired by, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great British genius of civil engineering, as he tells his own incredible story. Isambard was taught by his father, the eminent engineer Marc Isambard Brunel. Isambard went on to become a great innovator in civil engineering, creating many famous ‘firsts’.  He was also the great mind behind the Great Western Railway.

  • What was one of his first major projects under the guidance of his father?
  • Isambard won a competition for designing what?
  • In what year was he appointed Chief Engineer of the Great Western Railway?
  • What was the name of the first ship he designed?
  • Name two of his other major assignments.

This is a remarkable story and as students read on, they will discover the greatness of this world class engineer and what he achieved – meet Isambard Brunel.

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