New exhibition at the National Library

James Watt is one of the great Scots featuring in a new exhibition opening today (June 21) at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. "Northern Lights, the Scottish Enlightenment" runs until April 2020. Admission is free of charge and there's no need to book. Names connected with the Scottish Enlightenment such as David Hume … Continue reading New exhibition at the National Library

Full steam ahead for Glasgow’s Watt celebrations

Glasgow is gearing up for a steam-powered celebration of pioneering engineer James Watt - marking the bicentenary of his death with a series of public events aimed at families, schools and adults at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow Science Festival. The University of Glasgow, where Watt made the refinements to the steam engine … Continue reading Full steam ahead for Glasgow’s Watt celebrations

Celebrating engineering at University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is hosting two events on Wednesday, June 5 - as part of the James Watt bicentenary celebrations. The institution is hosting a James Watt Symposium, showcasing some of the most exciting developments in modern engineering. It is also hosting the Royal Society of Edinburgh/Royal Academy of Engineering James Watt Lecture later … Continue reading Celebrating engineering at University of Glasgow