Who was James Watt? Why was he important? Is he still relevant today?
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the death in Handsworth of James Watt the inventor, industrialist, engineer and artist. On 16th March 2017 a special event is being held at Soho House to explore the man and his legacy.
Using a range of visual media, Dr Kate Croft and Dr Malcolm Dick from the University of Birmingham’s Centre for West Midlands History, explore the ways in which Watt's life, work and significance have been represented and provide opportunities for those participating in the event to understand the man and his times and engage critically with his impact.
Presented by Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust, as part of University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival 2017, a week-long celebration of ideas, research, culture and collaboration.
This is free event and but tickets must be pre-booked at Eventbrite.