Events

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Vulcan to the Sky – the legendary Avro Vulcan @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Dr Robert Plemming. The Renold Building is entered from Altrincham Street, close to Piccadilly Railway station taxi exit and Tram Stop.  There is a multi-storey car park on Charles Street with a pedestrian exit on Sackville Street which leads to the Renold Building.  The Renold Building is the tall white building with the zig-zag front and open glass staircase. There will be a small charge to defray expenses.

Nov
27
Tue
2018
Cold War to Coal Trains @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A joint meeting with the Computer Conservation Society. Please note start time of 18.00.Jonathan Aylen’s lectureJoint Meeting with Computer Conservation Society:  Cold War to Coal Trains –  TOPS – British Railways’ first computer based train operating system. How computers helped transform British Rail from a craft based industry to modern management

Jan
29
Tue
2019
It’s not just about the robot! @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Bob Bowden: It’s not just about the robot! The development of automated welding

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Learning Through Archaeology: Killingworth Billy @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Joint Meeting with the Stephenson Locomotive Society. Dr Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson: Learning Through Archaeology: Killingworth Billy

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Bulldozers  @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A joint lecture with the Institution of Structural Engineers:  Dr Ralph Harrington, Bulldozers

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Lady Charlotte Guest at Dowlais @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A lecture by Dr Victoria Owens: Lady Charlotte Guest at Dowlais, 1833-55: how a pioneering Victorian businesswoman came to head the world’s largest ironworks

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