2018 Talks

Starting with Steam: The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in Birmingham

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Monday, 12 March 2018


14.00 - 15.30


John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS


Free, booking recommended.

Dr Malcolm Dick and Dr Kate Croft lead this interactive session considering the impact of the Industrial Revolution in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Birmingham.

The event will explore the significance of Matthew Boulton and James Watts’ steam engine and its part in developing industrialisation in the town, the nation and globally.

Presented by Centre for West Midlands History and Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures.