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James Watt – the Father of Climate Change?
Prof Ian M. Arbon CEng, CEnv. has been/is a Visiting Professor in sustainable energy, successively at Newcastle University, University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde since 2006. He has been lecturing on and teaching the subject, internationally, for more than 20 years and taught an MSc module on ‘Energy Policies, Politics & Ethics’ at Newcastle … Continue reading James Watt – the Father of Climate Change?
Book tickets for free Watt event on January 21
The Bo'ness Hippodrome will host a special, free evening about James Watt, his life and legacy on the evening of Tuesday, January 21. It's the same week as Watt's birthday and will look back on a successful year celebrating the Scottish inventor. Watt worked on his development of the steam engine at a cottage workshop … Continue reading Book tickets for free Watt event on January 21
Sweet taste of success at Riverside
Neil Johnson-Symington and Rosemary Watt show off a special cake to mark the James Watt 2019 anniversary and the recent launch of a new Watt-themed display at Glasgow's Riverside Museum. The Museum invited partners and those involved with the exhibition to a mini reception today (December 19) to thank people for their support. The event … Continue reading Sweet taste of success at Riverside
Save the date for Watt event
The year 2019 (and 12 months of Watt events) is coming to a close .... But there's one extra event planned in early 2020. The Bo'ness Hippodrome will host a special, free evening about Watt, his life and legacy on the evening of Tuesday, January 21. It's the same week as Watt's birthday (January 19) and … Continue reading Save the date for Watt event
New website highlights Watt letters
A new website - highlighting letters from inventor James Watt - has gone live. The site - https://jameswattkennetpansletters.info - has been set up to showcase more than 100 documents relating to Kennetpans, near Kincardine-on-Forth. The site was once home to the largest whisky distillery in Scotland and Scotland’s first rotative Boulton and Watt steam engine. Some … Continue reading New website highlights Watt letters
Stock up on Watt goodies this Christmas
Looking for a gift for a James Watt fan? Head over to the Watt Institution in Greenock - home of the McLean Museum and Art Gallery and Watt Library. The venue is selling Watt memorabilia - including pens, badges, tea towels and umbrellas. Looking for some stocking fillers ? We have James Watt pens, badges, … Continue reading Stock up on Watt goodies this Christmas
Christmas tours at Soho House
Georgian Christmas tours are running at Soho House, Birmingham - once home to Watt's business partner, Matthew Boulton. Visit the Soho House website for more details. The House currently operates as a museum and is open throughout the year. This video will tell you more about the site.
Watt a great looking complex
Historic buildings - housing a museum and art gallery, library and meeting hall - have re-opened after a £2.1 million refurbishment programme. The Watt Institution in James Watt's hometown of Greenock houses the McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Watt Library and Watt Hall. The complex re-opened its doors to visitors today (November 22), following extensive … Continue reading Watt a great looking complex
New Riverside exhibits explore Watt’s legacy
A new display - inspired by the achievements of the Scottish inventor James Watt - has been launched at Riverside Museum in Glasgow. Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency (sponsored by Aggreko), considers James Watt’s pioneering spirit and legacy in a modern-day context. Neil Johnson-Symington, curator of Transport and Technology with Glasgow Museums, … Continue reading New Riverside exhibits explore Watt’s legacy
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