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Brunel – What Do You Know?

20 Sep

Have a look at this BBC site and find out about the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. What do you know already? What have you found out? What would you like to know? Add your comments to this post, and reply to others’ with your own comments.

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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Information

 

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81 responses to “Brunel – What Do You Know?

  1. B.D.G T.A

    September 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    born in portsmoth in 1806

     
  2. ag

    September 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel built the Cliffton suspension bridge in Brristol.

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      Been across that! Thers a fat gorilla at the end.

       
  3. Rc

    September 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Ive been on the SS great britain, one of Brunels ships.

     
  4. KG

    September 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    He was born in portsmouth in the year 1806

     
  5. SH

    September 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    He loved maths.

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      I do.

       
      • Ls,Am

        September 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

        so do I

         
  6. Ls,Am

    September 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Isambard kingdom brunel was born in portsmouth in 1806

     
  7. Rc

    September 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Brunel knew magic!

     
    • Ls,Am

      September 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      really did he rufus

       
      • Rc

        September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

        Yeah, watch the slideshow thingymabobby

         
      • Rc

        September 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

        Go to Bristol and find the SS Great Britain! It is the actual ship, complete with cabins and other stuff like engines, dining rooms and onship hospitals. BEAT THAT! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

         
  8. wh

    September 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    when isambard left school he became a aprentice to a wach maker in paris

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Thats because he was very good at maths!

       
  9. RM horse lover

    September 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    When Brunel left school he became a aprentice in a watchmaker in paris

     
  10. Ls,Am

    September 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Brunel was very clever and loved maths

     
  11. B.D.G T.A

    September 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    bruenel loved maths he predicted that a biulding opasit to his school would fall down.It did.After school hewent to paris and became a apprentice of a watch maker.

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      That is not predicting, it was probably because of the structure.

       
  12. SB KB

    September 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    The Great Eastern was made of Iron. He became an engineer when he was 17.

     
  13. ag

    September 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    when Brunel was 17 he worked in his dads engeneering office in London.

     
  14. KG

    September 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    His first job was with his father in london building the thames tunnel

     
  15. sb

    September 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    He built railways

     
  16. ag

    September 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    his firt job was buildin th Thames Tunnel.

     
  17. mrcobbsclass

    September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Now you have found out some facts about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, what else would you like to know?

     
    • B.D.G T.A

      September 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      we would like to know when the buiding opasit brunels school fell down.

       
  18. RM horse lover

    September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    He went to bristol and won a competion building a bridge over the river avon.

     
  19. LL

    September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I found out that brunel built the first railway which was weird because ive never heard of him! 🙂 (:

     
  20. EW

    September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I learnt that brunel was for his dad an asistant when he was 17 🙂

     
  21. Ls,Am

    September 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    when brunel left school he became an apprentist to a watch maker in paris

     
  22. LCFB

    September 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    born in 1806 in portsmouth

     
  23. Ls,Am

    September 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Did he have children

     
    • horselover etp

      September 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      yes he did

       
  24. Rc

    September 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Isambard got Kingdom from his mum and Brunel from his dad

     
  25. ag

    September 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Brunel went to Bristol to build a bridge over the River Avon.

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      It is very high up, made me feel sick… 😦

       
  26. hc

    September 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    he was born in portsmeth in 1806

     
  27. LCFB

    September 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    he won a bridge building contest over the river avon

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      He won it with the Clifton Suspension bridge! 🙂 😉

       
  28. Es Fhc

    September 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    when brunel lefed school he became a watch maker in paris 🙂

     
  29. horselover etp

    September 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    why did he want to build bridges ????

     
  30. KG

    September 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    why did he decied to be a watchmaker when he left school?

     
  31. Rc

    September 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I dont know. my grandma has a book on him. shall i bring it in? 🙂

     
  32. wh

    September 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    he built the tems tunnel but it calapst!!!!!!!!!!

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      too uch pressure was on the tunnel and that was the reason why it collapsed! Sorry Brunel. 😛

       
  33. SB KB

    September 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Did he go to school? Why did he like maths not literacy? How old was he when the Thames Tunnel collapsed?

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      He did go to school, otherwise he would not be very good at maths! 🙂

       
  34. Kh

    September 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Why was the only way to get across the river in the basket?

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      They had not built the bridge yet! 😉

       
    • Ls,Am

      September 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      I asked that question

       
  35. Ls,Am

    September 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Did he have any pets

     
  36. SH lego builder

    September 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    When did the Thames tunnle colapse?

     
    • Rc

      September 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Seriously I dont know Sam.

       
    • Es Fhc pokemon lovers

      September 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      We think that tunnel was not stabel

       
  37. Es Fhc

    September 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Did he have children? if he did, did his children invent like him?

     
    • Es Fhc pokemon lovers

      September 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      oh he had 3 children!

       
  38. SH lego builder

    September 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    What where the cildrens names?

     
  39. Ls,Am

    September 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    why didnt he build a bridge instead of the basket

     
  40. RM horse lover

    September 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    What were his 3 children called and how old were they when he died?

     
  41. LCFB

    September 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    what was his mums name?

     
  42. sb

    September 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Why did he build railways

     
  43. LL

    September 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    he sailed from new york from bristol
    🙂 🙂 🙂

     
  44. EW

    September 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Why did brunel help his dad build the themes tonle 🙂 🙂 😉

     
  45. nl mk

    September 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    isarm bard kingdom brunel was a famous bridge builder because
    he built a bridge over the river Tems.

     
  46. nl mk

    September 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    what was his wife and children called

     
  47. ag

    September 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Did he have three sons or three daughters or both.

     
  48. Hs

    September 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Did isambard Kingdom brunel break all his three boats?

     
    • kh

      September 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      no only his 3rd boat got broken

       
  49. Ls,Am

    September 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    the easten explodeed

     
  50. SB KB

    September 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Why did he choose watchmaking? Did he have any other jobs apart from watchmaking? What subject did he study at school? ?

     
  51. LL

    September 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    he was a watch makers apprentice in france after he left school
    he predicted that a building opposite his school
    he loved maths
    his first job was in london making the thames tunnel with his father
    he was injured in an accident in the thames tunnel
    🙂 🙂 🙂

     
  52. FHC

    September 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I loved all the facts but whot did Brunel diy from.

    Amy

     
  53. nl mk

    September 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    what was isam bard kingdom burnel favarit ship

     
  54. wh

    September 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    he died a week after the great easten exploded at the age of 53:(

     
  55. LL

    September 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    he died at 53 😦

     
  56. SH lego builder

    September 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    His first child was called isambard kingdom brunel jr. His second child was marc brunel. His last child was florence mary brunel.

     
    • Rufus :)

      September 24, 2011 at 11:13 am

      Marc Brunel was his dad, and his son.

       
  57. Rufus :)

    November 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Brunel died at 53 :(, the end of a great man

     
  58. Mr Cobb

    November 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Have a look at this link. Its got some useful key dates. http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/timeline

     
  59. Rufus :)

    November 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Ok i’m on it now.

     

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