Events

Nov
13
Tue
2018
The Presidential Address @ NEWCASTLE Discovery Museum
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Presidential Address, a lecture by Robert Taylor
President, The Newcomen Society
Note: This meeting is at present provisional – yet to be confirmed

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd @ NEWCASTLE Discovery Museum
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A lecture by Dr Miles Oglethorpe: Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd. This is a joint meeting with the Institution of Civil Engineers, North East Region Seniors Group

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Cold War to Coal Trains @ NEWCASTLE Discovery Museum
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A lecture by Jonathan Aylen: Cold War to Coal Trains – TOPS, British Railways’ First Computer Based Train Operating System

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    Operator Agnes Dewar connected the last call on the last UK manual telephone exchange on Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland #OTD 1976. The UK public telephone network was now entirely automatic for the first time, 100 years after the phone was first invented.

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