The opening evening of the conference will include the launch of David Philip Miller’s new book; The Life and Legend of James Watt: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). Discounted copies of the paperback version will be available to purchase.

More info about author and book here.

Keynotes lectures during the weekend include:

  • Kate Croft (University of Birmingham), 'Of Material Service to Him: Women in the Life of James Watt'

  • Peter M. Jones, ‘Thinking outside the Box’: James Watt, a Mechanic who became an Engineer

  • Leslie Tomory (McGill University). ‘James Watt & Co: Industrializing Gas Technology’

If you have any questions, do contact Malcolm Dick on