King's College London
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Feast, famine and physiology

Invitations and menus

cartoon drawing of a man on a steam locomotive dated 1847 waving to a figure passing overhead on an airplane dated 1947 to represent a century of engineeringKing's College Engineering Society Centenary Dinner

Food as presented in dinners has always played an important part of College life from the late Victorian period onwards.

The Engineering Society Annual Dinner was a famous example of the celebratory feast.

For many years the artwork for its invitation covers was designed by the artist and alumnus, Cyril Bird, also known as Fougasse. 

Bird was otherwise famous for his ‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’ series of public information posters during World War Two.

In this exhibition


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