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

Watt a lot to remember!

Interesting Engineering has highlighted key names from the Industrial Revolution - including James Watt. Read the article here. The publication says: "Beginning in England in the 1760, the Industrial Revolution changed the world, creating capitalism, socialism, cities and pollution along the way."

Booklet highlights Watt events around Birmingham in 2019

Special events are taking place around  Birmingham in 2019 to celebrate the life of James Watt. Download a brochure here (PDF, 3MB). The 18th-century Scottish inventor moved to the English Midlands at the age of 38 to work with industrialist Matthew Boulton. Watt died on August 19, 1819, at his home “Heathfield” in the Handsworth area … Continue reading Booklet highlights Watt events around Birmingham in 2019