Events

Nov
28
Tue
2017
A call to ARMs @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

A personal account from Professor Stephen Furber,  the developer of the RISC chip used in all your smartphones. This is a joint meeting with The Computer Conservation Society. Please note earlier start time of 6pm

Jan
30
Tue
2018
Stuffed in attic trunks and the minds of aging scientists”? Reflections on Technical History and the History of Technology @ 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

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Who designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge? Fact & Fiction. @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Julia Elton.

Mar
27
Tue
2018
Bulldozers @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Ralph Harrington

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Will McTaggart and Robert Steeds, Film Evening @ MANCHESTER Central Library Performance Space
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Films on industry in the North-West brought to you by the North-West Film Archive.

May
9
Wed
2018
The Dickinson Memorial Lecture: Measuring greatness: engineering biography- scholarship, hagiography or a marketing tool? @ LONDON: The Dana Studio, Wellcome Wolfson Building,
May 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Dickinson Memorial Lecture will be given by Mike Chrimes. the title of his lecture is Measuring greatness: engineering biography- scholarship, hagiography or a marketing tool?

Mike Chrimes is a long-standing member of the Newcomen Society, serving on its Council and acting as Reviews Editor for many years. He is currently involved in the inter-societal organising committee for the Early Main Line Railway Conference, 2018. He became interested in the history of engineering through his work in the Library of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a concern over the paucity and meagerness of the literature of the subject. He has written and lectured extensively on the history of civil engineering, including contributions to The Civil Engineers (2011), and The Contractors (2014) with Hugh Ferguson. Hugh and Mike are now working on The Consultants. From 1996 Mike was involved with ICE’s Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers Project, which resulted in 3 volumes covering the periods 1500-1830 (2002); 1830-1890  (2008) and 1890-1920 (2014). Other books include Civil engineering 1839-1889 (1991); The Civil engineering of canals and railways (1997); Historic concrete (with Sutherland and Humm) (2002) and Robert Stephenson– (with Michael Bailey) (2003). Mike has written numerous papers and served on English Heritage’s Industrial Archaeology Panel. In 2007 Mike’s historical contribution was recognised with the American Society of Civil Engineers History and Heritage Award. He has had a long career, at the ICE,  providing information on civil engineering. A belief in the capability of the internet and digital communications to deliver better, and better value, knowledge transfer for all members was fundamental to this. His service for ICE was recognised by the award of the Garth Watson medal in 1996, and again in 2014, and the Spirit of Telford Award in 2007 and was awarded an MBE in January 2011 for services to engineering.

 

 

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