Professor John Hume has talked about James Watt and his story. He said: "I've been involved with history of technology for many, many, years. I've become very interested in Watt and his connections. I grew up with the idea of Watt was a superhero. As I get older and know more, I'm more convinced he's … Continue reading Watt the hero – “but not superhero”
New Watt exhibition launched
Visitors check out the new exhibition on James Watt at Stirling's Engine Shed centre. The free exhibition opened today (April 25) and runs until August 23. Get more information here. Admission is free. Mark Watson, Deputy Head of Industrial Heritage at Historic Environment Scotland, says: "This exhibition is the perfect way to celebrate the work … Continue reading New Watt exhibition launched
New exhibition on Watt at Stirling’s Engine Shed
A new exhibition on Scottish inventor James Watt is launching this month at Stirling's Engine Shed venue. "James Watt: Power to the World" will run from Thursday, April 25 to Friday, August 23. It promises to "explore the life, work, and legacy of James Watt - and his reinvention of the steam engine". Admission to … Continue reading New exhibition on Watt at Stirling’s Engine Shed
Full steam ahead for event at Engine Shed
It's 250 years since James Watt patented his idea of using a separate condenser to drive a steam engine. The Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections Knowledge Network - or STICK - is celebrating the achievement at a mini-conference at The Engine Shed venue in Stirling this spring. "Watt A Great Idea!" - subtitled "250 years … Continue reading Full steam ahead for event at Engine Shed
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