Events

Oct
17
Tue
2017
The Deane Brothers and the Diving Helmet @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Rm PO1-11, University of Portsmouth
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by John Bevan

Nov
21
Tue
2017
Developments in Heavy AA Artillery WW2 @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Rm PO1-11, University of Portsmouth
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Geoff Smith

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Shipbreaking versus the Law @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building,
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Michael Galley

Jan
16
Tue
2018
Portable Wireless in the RN @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Bldg,
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Clive Kidd

Feb
20
Tue
2018
Dirty but Necessary: South Hampshire and the Seaborne Coal Trade l700-1850 @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Bldg, Rm PO1-11
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by James Thomas

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Railways and Warfare 1865-1914 – The ‘World’ follows the Yankees @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Bldg, Rm PO1-11
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Bob Otter

Apr
24
Tue
2018
How (not) to Make Money – Countering Banknote Forgery @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Bldg, Rm PO1-11
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Paul Chapman

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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