This talk will look at the wives and daughters of some of the Lunar Society men, including Peggy and Anne Watt.
In 1798 James Watt Jnr visited Kennetpans distillery to inspect engines and chase payments. This talk uses his drawings and letters as sources.
Go behind the scenes at Birmingham Archives and view original documents from the James Watt Archive Collection.
Geology was one of James Watt’s many interests and he went on excursions to the Lickeys. This walk will follow in his footsteps and explores the geology of these popular hills.
This talk will look at the advantages Birmingham offered to James Watt and the many innovations that brought him lasting fame.
Birmingham History Day is taking place on Saturday 24th November at the University of Birmingham.
This history day provides an opportunity to hear about new publications, projects and heritage in the city. Presentations include an update on plans for Birmingham Museums, book launches, news from Birmingham Archives and updates on a variety of local community projects. The children's News Team is another feature.
The day runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm.
The cost is £22.
You can book your place by visiting https://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-arts-law/school-of-history-cultures/birmingham-history-day-2018
The Black Country History Day is taking place on Saturday November 10th at the University of Birmingham. This event is jointly organised by The Black Country Society and the Centre for West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham and is open to anyone who is interested in the history of the area. The BCS promotes interest in the past, present and future of the Black Country.
This year presentations will include: 'Can the Metro Save the Black Country?', 'Bilston and the Trade in Lunacy', 'Hodson Shop Collection of Clothing', and 'BCLM: Forging Ahead'.
The day runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
The cost is £22.
Birmingham History Day is taking place on Saturday 25th November at the University of Birmingham. The day provides an opportunity to hear about new books, history projects and heritage activities in the city. It is designed for anyone who is interested in Birmingham’s history.