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The Newcomen Summer Meeting 10-17 July – waiting list

The 2017 Newcomen Summer Meeting in Scotland is now fully booked and there is a waiting list for cancellations.  There are places for  the Newcomen Dinner only, with bed & breakfast for that night and the Clyde cruise the following day. Please email Heritage of Industry at: bill@heritageofindustry.co.uk  to go on the waiting list or to reserve a place for dinner, B&B and the Clyde cruise.

 

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

    Apr
    24
    Mon
    2017
    6:30 pm Stealth – its history and techno... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Stealth – its history and techno... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by Professor Barry Chambers:  Stealth – its history and technology.  For directions to Kelham Island Museum please visit:- http://www.simt.co.uk/find-us
    Apr
    25
    Tue
    2017
    6:30 pm Constructing the Severn Tunnel @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Rm PO1-11, University of Portsmouth,
    Constructing the Severn Tunnel @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Rm PO1-11, University of Portsmouth,
    Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by Roger Davies
    6:30 pm Robert Steeds Film Evening @ MANCHESTER: Museum of Science and Industry
    Robert Steeds Film Evening @ MANCHESTER: Museum of Science and Industry
    Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    Robert Steeds Film Evening
    Apr
    29
    Sat
    2017
    12:00 pm Visit to Mellor Mill @ MARPLE: Mellor Mill, Marple
    Visit to Mellor Mill @ MARPLE: Mellor Mill, Marple
    Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Dr John Glithero is leading a visit to the archaeological dig site of Samuel Oldknow’s cotton mill at Mellor Mill, Marple.  We will gather for lunch at the Roman Lakes Tea Rooms and visit the site[...]
    May
    10
    Wed
    2017
    5:45 pm The bulldozer in post-war Britai... @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    The bulldozer in post-war Britai... @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    May 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    A lecture by Dr Ralph Harrington, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. The mechanized transformation of the environment has been one of the key defining themes of modernity.[...]
    May
    11
    Thu
    2017
    12:00 pm International Early Engines Conf... @ BARNSLEY: The Ironworks, Elsecar,
    International Early Engines Conf... @ BARNSLEY: The Ironworks, Elsecar,
    May 11 @ 12:00 pm – May 13 @ 4:00 pm
    The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of new research into heat engines prior to 1812. A wide range of new field and desk research into early engines[...]
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