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Question V

The Sussex Innovation Centre at the University of Sussex exists to promote the 'appliance of science': taking science ideas and turning them into business propositions.

The building has moveable walls so that a business can start small and expand its floorspace with its turnover!

This question is about an innovator - from the city's Victorian past.

He was the first person in the city to have a telephone, to have electric lights in his home. He built the first electric railway in Britain. He also built a contraption called the Daddy Longlegs.

What 'V' was he?