Sir Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C Clarke


Arthur starts schooling at Bishops Lydeard Elementary School


Clarke family moves to the Ballifants farm with a 500-year-old farm house. Mother Nora runs the farm and a boarding house to keep home fires burning


Arthur’s father Charles Clarke hands him a set of picture cards (collected from cigarette packs) showing dinosaurs, sparking a lifelong interest in science


Arthur moves to Huish's Grammar School, Taunton (secondary education, until 1936)


Arthur comes across November 1928 issue of Amazing Stories, his introduction to pulp science fiction magazines – a defining moment