Forging Identity with Sir Tony Robinson

Titled Forging Identity: metal shaping people, the film traces the story of metal forming to its origins. The theatrical performance, staged by theatre producer Julius Green, was first performed at the opening ceremony of the 2017 International Conference on the Technology of Plasticity (ICTP), and is based on a forthcoming book by Professor Julian Allwood.

The film, recommended for secondary school children, sees actor Sir Tony Robinson take the audience on an inspiring journey through the history, technology and art of metal forming with live music, dancing, knife-throwing and much more.

The conference attracted 600 delegates from around the world, as well as more than 600 pupils from schools in the Cambridge area, who were invited to attend the opening ceremony. The children rubbed shoulders with the world’s leading researchers and industrialists who gathered to discuss the advances being made in forming metals into cars, buildings, aircraft, medical devices and coins.


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