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Newcomen Southern Lecture

CORRECTION: Michael Galley’s lecture, Shipbreaking versus the Law, to Newcomen Southern will be on Tuesday 12 December at 6.30 and not as previously advertised. The location is as usual, The Portland Building, University of Portsmouth, St James’s St, Portsmouth PO1 3AP

 

The Newcomen Society

The Newcomen Society  was founded in 1920. and is the oldest society in the world specialising in the history of engineering and technology. Since 1920 it has published over a 1000 papers which are an invaluable archive of original research material for historians and available on-line. The  Society takes its name from Thomas Newcomen (bap. 1664, d.1729) who invented the first practical working steam engine, but its interests are broad and international, embracing all aspects of engineering from ancient times and the great inventions of the 18th and 19th centuries through to the sophisticated technologies of the 20th century and into the digital age.

The Newcomen Past Papers Archive is fully accessible on-line and free to members.  Access to the archive is based on the ability to sign in to the system and this in turn requires you have both valid membership and working email address. To sign in, go to the top right hand corner of this page. In the event that you do not have an email address, the Society recommends you go to www.gmail.com and create a free email account and then advise The Newcomen Society of your email address by emailing it to the Membership Secretary at: membership@newcomen.com

Guests can preview the papers and purchase, for a small fee, if interested.  To visit the Past Papers Archive please click here . The new system is also based upon the use of an email address as this will in turn enable the Society to deliver a much improved service, and over time, additional facilities. If you come across any specific issues in accessing the archive please email office@newcomen.com

 

 

  • Forthcoming Events

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    2018
    7:00 pm Locating and Repairing Faults in... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Locating and Repairing Faults in... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr John Moyle
    Jan
    10
    Wed
    2018
    5:45 pm Made in Britain: an oral history... @ LONDON: The Dana Studio,
    Made in Britain: an oral history... @ LONDON: The Dana Studio,
    Jan 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    A lecture by Dr Sally Horrocks and Dr Tom Lean
    Jan
    16
    Tue
    2018
    6:30 pm Portable Wireless in the RN @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Bldg,
    Portable Wireless in the RN @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Bldg,
    Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by Clive Kidd
    Jan
    18
    Thu
    2018
    7:30 pm Four short papers @ BRISTOL, BAWA
    Four short papers @ BRISTOL, BAWA
    Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    A joint meeting with Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society when four short papers will be given
    Jan
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    2018
    6:30 pm History of Gas Manufacture in th... @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    History of Gas Manufacture in th... @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Prof. Russell Thomas. This is a joint meeting with the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society
    Jan
    30
    Tue
    2018
    6:30 pm Stuffed in attic trunks and the ... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    Stuffed in attic trunks and the ... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    Michael Grace’s Presidential Address examines the value of detailed technical history and its status
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    • Newcomen Southern Lecture

      CORRECTION: Michael Galley’s lecture, Shipbreaking versus the Law, to Newcomen Southern will be on Tuesday 12 December at 6.30 and not as previously advertised. The location is as usual, The Portland Building, University of Portsmouth, St James’s St, Portsmouth PO1 3AP  

    • Newcomen Atmospheric Engine to be awarded an Engineering Heritage Award

      The Society is proud that the Newcomen Atmospheric Engine will be awarded an Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The Newcomen Society moved the engine from the Coventry Canal for preservation in Dartmouth, Newcomen’s birthplace in 1962. The Ceremony will take place at the Engine House (Tourist Information Centre), Mayor’s Avenue,  Dartmouth, […]

    • Publications

       Newcomen Links 243, the September issue, has been published. The next issue of the International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology will also be published this month.  

    • Films: On the Line, 25-28 August, Curzon Bloomsbury, London

      This season of five films traverses the railways of the world. Includes Turksib (1929) and Night Mail (1936). Turksib charts the monumental efforts to build a railway linking the regions of Turkestan and Siberia in 1920s USSR. British documentary short Night Mail: a lyrical look at postal workers on the Royal Mail train delivery service. […]

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