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Joining us ONLINE-  please visit the lecture’s zoom link which will be live from about 6:00 pm on the 20th Feb.

This presentation will remind us of contributions by women to the science, practice and application of electrical power and electronics from the late Victorian era to the Cold War. The story will start with arc lamps, take in the coming of electrification to the UK and women’s key part in that process, and conclude with some examples of women at the forefront of missile and rocket guidance developments in the Cold War period.

About The Lecturer

Dr Nina Baker is an independent engineering historian specializing in the history of women in engineering. Nina has had a varied career and on leaving school, she became a merchant navy deck officer, before taking an engineering design degree in her 30s, from the University of Warwick. She then gained a PhD in concrete durability from the University of Liverpool. She has lived with her family in Glasgow since 1989, working in a variety of roles – a materials lecturer in further education, a research administrator and, until 2017, an elected city councillor. Now retired, her interest in promoting STEM careers for girls has led her to become an independent researcher, mainly specializing in the history of women in engineering. She is Deacon of the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow for 2022-2023.

About The Venue

The meeting will start at the usual time of 6:30 pm and tea and coffee will be available from 6:00 pm. We look forward to welcoming you to what will be an interesting talk and discussion.

All Newcomen meetings are free and open to all and there is no need to book seats in advance.

Please Note:-  The parking arrangements at the Museum have changed and the car park adjacent to the river is now closed and is being used by the Museum Cafe and Bar as an outdoor seating area.  Details of the new parking arrangements can be found here.

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