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Show me the way to Armadillo – for Watt event on Sept 3

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

Watt remembered at town’s real ale festival

James Watt - who did early work on developing the steam engine at Kinneil, Bo'ness - is being remembered at the town's Real Ale Festival this autumn. Watt's cottage workshop will feature on glasses being handed to revellers at the event this September. The Festival takes place at Bo'ness Town Hall (pictured above) on Friday, September … Continue reading Watt remembered at town’s real ale festival

Campaign to re-instate Watt name at college is “gathering steam”

The Greenock Telegraph is reporting that a campaign to reinstate the James Watt College name in Greenock is "gathering steam". The buildings are now part of West College Scotland. James Watt College had been a fixture in the town for 100 years before the name disappeared as part of a merger with Clydebank and Reid … Continue reading Campaign to re-instate Watt name at college is “gathering steam”

Major Watt exhibition launched

A major exhibition on the life and legacy of inventor James Watt has launched at the Library of Birmingham. The "Watt in the World" display has free admission and runs until November. For more information, visit the Library website and the JamesWatt2019 website. You can also see a report about the new exhibition on blogger Ruth Millington's … Continue reading Major Watt exhibition launched