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.
Historian Dr Kate Croft has been talking about the women behind Watt - his two wives. The inventor and engineer was married to Margaret ("Peggy") Miller from 1764 until her death in 1773. In 1776 he married Ann MacGregor. Ann's relationship with Watt continued until his death in 1819. While much has been written about … Continue reading The women behind Watt
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It was the model engine that inspired James Watt to have his big idea .... The model Newcomen Engine is now on show in a glass case in The Hunterian Museum within the University of Glasgow. It was once used for teaching and demonstrations. But it was unreliable. Between 1763 and 1764, the young James … Continue reading Heritage award for museum’s model engine
The BBC's Good Morning Scotland radio programme has reflected on the life of James Watt ahead of the 200th anniversary of his death. The programme was broadcast today (August 18, 2019) - and is available to stream for the next 30 days. The programme talked to Watt experts from across Scotland and also highlighted Watt's … Continue reading James Watt on Good Morning Scotland
History fans are being given the chance to walk in James Watt's footsteps - and hear some new poems inspired by the great man. A special history walk is being held on Glasgow Green - the place where Watt had his eureka moment to develop the steam engine using a separate condenser. The walk will … Continue reading Walk in Watt’s footsteps on Glasgow Green
A free public lecture on James Watt is being held in Glasgow on September 3. Full details are listed below. Tickets are free but you must register for a place using the Eventbrite link provided below. ---- Name of event: Public Evening Lecture: James Watt and Precision Engineering Summary: This is a public evening lecture marking … Continue reading Show me the way to Armadillo – for Watt event on Sept 3
Glasgow Science Festival gets underway today (Thursday, June 6). There will be activities in venues across the city until June 16. The programme includes a number of events to celebrate the life and legacy of James Watt, including: an exhibition on Watt at the University of Glasgow; the James Watt Print Show in the Merchant … Continue reading Science Festival gets underway
The University's of Glasgow's School of Engineering has now become the James Watt School of Engineering - in honour of inventor James Watt, who once worked at the University. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Watt's death. Professor David Cumming, the head of (the renamed) school, said: "The James Watt School of Engineering is … Continue reading University gives Watt title to Engineering School
A team of University of Glasgow students have used cutting-edge construction technology to build a model of one of James Watt’s pioneering steam engines, two centuries after his death. Members of the School of Engineering’s JetX student society spent five months putting together a 3D-printed scale model of a Boulton and Watt steam engine. Their … Continue reading James Watt engine steams back to life with 3D-printed model