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Watt 2019: Illuminating James Watt

  • Soho House Soho Avenue Birmingham, England United Kingdom (map)
Bust of James Watt by Sir Francis Chantrey, 1818.  Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums Trust

Bust of James Watt by Sir Francis Chantrey, 1818.
Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums Trust

Malcolm Dick will illuminate James Watt, the scientist, craftsman, inventor and engineer. Hear how his pioneering work on improving steam engines led to a highly successful partnership with the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton.

The talk will take place in the Visitor Centre at Soho House. After the talk there will be opportunity for an (optional) tour of the house.

Dr Malcolm Dick is Director of the Centre for West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham, a trustee of the Black Country Living Museum and a council member of the Newcomen Society. He has written widely on West Midlands History, including books on Birmingham and publications on Joseph Priestley, Matthew Boulton and John Baskerville.

Cost: £15

This event is organised by Soho House, Birmingham Museums Trust

Earlier Event: April 17
Smethwick Engine Steaming Day