Dr Malcolm Dick from the University of Birmingham has talked about the life and legacy of James Watt and his later life in Birmingham . . . .

Listen to the part one of the interview here:


Malcolm also talked about some of the Watt objects which remain in the city – and the sites you can visit to find out more about the Scottish-born inventor.


Also on the site: Birmingham plans Watt celebrations

How Watt’s Society (the Lunar Society) lives on

Pictured above: Soho House in Birmingham – one of the sites linked with James Watt. Picture: By Wehwalt (CC BY-SA 3.0) or GFDL, from Wikimedia Commons. More about this picture here.