WORLD renowned inventor, Trevor Baylis, is best known for his windup clockwork radio.
And visiting Huddersfield after accepting an invitation from the town's university and the Huddersfield Intellectual Property Forum, he met and helped some fellow inventors.
London born and bred, it was Baylis's first trip to the town and he made the most of it.
He visited several university departments, joined members of the forum, toured the Media Centre, gave a public lecture in the university's entrepreneurs series and met third- year design students.
He delighted the students by running a brainstorming session for bright ideas.
Named after Trevor, the "Baylis Breakout" was a secret session of possible new inventions.
"To call yourself an inventor years ago, people would think you were crazy. Now it is a little better but they still think you should have a Viennese accent and broken glasses," he said.
When he met the design students, he listened to some of their bright ideas.
Today saw the inventor lead another Baylis Breakout with the forum at the Media Centre.
Mr Baylis's work on his clockwork radio came in 1991 after watching a documentary about Aids in Africa.
Poverty across the continent meant there was no electricity in many regions, hence the need for a radio powered by other means.