Call for papers for Watt conference

The University of Birmingham is hosting a three-day conference about inventor James Watt. "Rethinking James Watt (1736-1819): Innovation, Culture and Legacy" will run from the evening of Friday, August 30 and conclude on Sunday, September 1. It will start just a few days after the 200th anniversary of Watt's death. Full details, including conference fees, … Continue reading Call for papers for Watt conference

Institution to host annual Watt Dinner

The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) will be hosting its annual James Watt Dinner on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Radisson Blu hotel, Glasgow. Details will shortly be available at the IESIS website http://www.IESIS.org/jwd. This annual dinner event celebrates the life of James Watt and hosts the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. … Continue reading Institution to host annual Watt Dinner

Special evening at city’s Trades Hall

Fancy a Friday night celebrating James Watt? An event in May 2019, from the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow, could be for you. Full details below. You can book tickets online. Just in case you're interested . . . . "The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow originally comprised craftsmen associated with metalworking – traditionally 'men … Continue reading Special evening at city’s Trades Hall

Discover innovative inventors at Verdant

Verdant Works museum in Dundee is encouraging families to join its team for a special event this April. It will be all about "innovation" - appropriate for a museum boasting an innovative Boulton and Watt steam engine. Full details are listed below. Name of event: Family Day: Innovative Inventors! Summary: Help Verdant celebrate Scottish inventor James … Continue reading Discover innovative inventors at Verdant