Clive Stewart

Orenda

I was born in Morden, Surrey and grew up in London.

I have dyslexia, but when I was young people just thought you were ‘stupid’ because you had problems learning to read. I eventually got a degree and 3 MSc’s including one from Oxford.

As a child I always took all my toys apart. As I got older I started to be able to put them back together again. I just had to know what was in them and how they worked.

I had three main careers: making scientific instruments, robotics marketing, software testing. This let me visit lots of factories making all kinds of things including: medicines, electronics, cars, bread, washing machines, steel, double glazing, helicopters, ships, etc. I even walked around the inside of a nuclear reactor in Switzerland while it was being built ! Engineers are just normal people who are interested in those things and they nearly all seem to enjoy their work.

I run with Evesham Vale running club and am training for my second marathon. I also help organise the Evesham Light Festival: https://m.facebook.com/EveshamLightFestival

I retired 3 years ago, so I joined a Evesham repair cafe and helped restoring Evesham cinema. I volunteered to help at the MAD museum because I love it. They are all really nice people and it’s such an exciting place. The great thing is every time you visit there are new things.

During busy times we don’t have the capacity for pushchairs in our museum. Find out more here.
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