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We have received positve feedback and many interesting suggestions as to how the website can be improved. The survey will be closing soon so please, if you have not already done so, let us have your thoughts.  Have you got a suggestion as to how we can make the Newcomen website better? If so, please fill in our short survey and let us know what you are thinking. You can access the Website Survey here. We look forward to reading your comments and suggestions. Many thanks

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. 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

    Jul
    10
    Mon
    2017
    all-day Newcomen Summer Meeting @ SCOTLAND
    Newcomen Summer Meeting @ SCOTLAND
    Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day
    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[...]
    Oct
    4
    Wed
    2017
    7:00 pm Upminster Windmill and the Boult... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Upminster Windmill and the Boult... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Chris Hodrien, Bill Whitehead & Colleague
    Nov
    1
    Wed
    2017
    7:00 pm A History of Mine Transport @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    A History of Mine Transport @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr Tom Elliott
    Dec
    6
    Wed
    2017
    7:00 pm Two Knights at Pandemonium: the ... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Two Knights at Pandemonium: the ... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Professor Jennifer Tann
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