History fans are being invited to a free event to celebrate the life and legacy of inventor James Watt. The evening – on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – will feature talks and films about the great man. It will be hosted in the historic Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness: just a few miles from Watt’s cottage … Continue reading Bo’ness event will reflect on Watt’s life and legacy
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
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
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.
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
Watt exhibition ends on November 2
A major exhibition on inventor James Watt is coming to a close. "Watt In The World" ends its run at the Library of Birmingham on November 2. Admission is free of charge. Get more information on the Birmingham City Council website. You can also read more about the exhibition on this website. The exhibition was set … Continue reading Watt exhibition ends on November 2
Riverside exhibition due on November 20
A James Watt-related display at Riverside Museum in Glasgow is due to launch on November 20, 2019. The new exhibition is entitled "Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency". Keep following Glasgow Life, which runs the museum, for updates. You can also read an earlier article, on plans for the display, on this website.
Get some Enlightenment at Portrait Gallery
The Scottish National Portrait in Edinburgh - home to a bust of James Watt (and other pieces linked to the inventor) - is staging free gallery tours. The next ones are taking place on Saturday, November 2. A spokesperson said: "To coincide with the bicentenary celebrations of Scottish engineer James Watt, historian Alastair Learmont will … Continue reading Get some Enlightenment at Portrait Gallery
Focus on Watt and Smeaton
James Watt's relationship with civil engineer John Smeaton will be the focus of a free talk in Edinburgh this month. Professor Gordon Masterton will present the 2019 Smeaton Lecture - subtitled "Unleashing the power that changed the world" - at the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation in the city's India Street on Wednesday, October 23. The event … Continue reading Focus on Watt and Smeaton
Celebrating science – with a bang – in Watt’s home town
Inverclyde's annual fireworks display in 2019 will have a science theme to mark the achievements of local inventor James Watt. The display will take place on November 2 at Battery Park, Greenock. Fairground rides will be operational from 5.30 p.m. with the fireworks starting at 7 p.m. A post on Inverclyde Council's website says: "Wrap … Continue reading Celebrating science – with a bang – in Watt’s home town
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