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The Genius of Josiah Wedgewood

This Grierson Award nominated film follows Josiah Wedgwood, one of the founding fathers of the Industrial Revolution and the man who revolutionised English pottery. Wedgwood was a self-made, self-educated creative giant, whose other achievements might be better known if he wasn't so celebrated for his pottery. Historian A.N. Wilson sets out to tell the story of the man and what he achieved, arguing he was surprisingly modern for his time. Set within the social context of its day, Wilson explores Wedgwood's relationship with the Lunar Men. He argues that Wedgwood was a man with a hand in every part of the revolutionary pie: transport policy, engineering, politics, marketing, education, industrial relations, trade, human rights – and philosophy. And that Wedgwood was one of history's greatest inventors.

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