Sir Christopher Cockerell(1910-1999), Scientist and inventor of the hovercraft
Sitter in 4 portraits
Engineer and inventor of the hovercraft (1953); researcher for Marconi (1935-50), working on television transmitters and radar; developed ideas of air cushioned vehicles through the 1950s, seeing the launch of the first practical hovercraft in 1959; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery (1967-79).
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.