25 May 2015

Waterloo 200 years on

Tuesday June 30th 2015
Dr John Sadler, is speaking at Ponteland Library to mark the 200th anniversary of this battle. This is a free event. To book your place telephone the library 01661 823594.

01 May 2015

History of power generation et al conference at Discovery Museum

Conference on the history of power generation, distribution, utilisation and other engineering specialisms

Why not join this FREE event on 6th June 2015 and hear presentations about our engineering heritage. An optional visit to Cragside House on 7th June is also planned (Free entry for National trust members)
Register before Sat 9 May via the IET website or contact ed_dinning@yahoo.co.uk  alocker@theiet.org
Date and Time
06 June 2015 - 09:00 to 07 June 2015 - 17:00
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - Newcastle Discovery Museum
Organised by the History of Technology TPN. Contact alocker@theiet.org for more information.

About this event
The History Weekend event commences on 6th June with a free to attend one day conference where papers will be presented reviewing the history of power and other engineering specialisms relevant to the IET. There will also be the opportunity to visit the Discovery Museum's 'Arcs and Sparks' collection. Those who stay for the whole weekend can join the optional visit on Sunday 7th to Cragside House, a National Trust property which was the first private residence to employ hydroelectric power. There is an entry charge to Cragside House for non-National Trust members. Depending on demand it may be necessary to hire a coach for travel to Cragside House in which case a charge will have to be made. Further details about Cragside House can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside 

Provisional programme details are as follows:-

Saturday 6th June
09.00-09.30hrs arrival and final registration
09.30-17.30hrs presentations and visit to 'Arcs and Sparks' collection

Sunday 7th June 
Optional visit to Cragside House - details and timings to be arranged

Reasons to attend
Are you interested in our engineering heritage ? Then this free event on 6th June is for you. As well as hearing presentations on a range of historical topics there is the opportunity to visit the 'Arcs and Sparks' collection at the Discovery Museum. If you decide to stay for the whole weekend you can join the optional visit on Sunday 7th June to the National Trust property Cragside House, the first private property to employ hydroelectric power 

Additional information
For the Saturday 6th June day at the Discovery Museum light refreshments e.g. tea/coffee will be provided throughout the day for attendees.Light lunchtime snacks can be purchased from the Discovery Museum cafe.

When you register please indicate if you wish to join the optional trip to Cragside House on Sunday 7th and if you require transport. Once numbers are finalised the organisers will advise you if it is necessary to hire a coach and the cost. If numbers are low it may be possible to arrange car sharing

This History Weekend is organised by the History of Technology TPN in conjunction with the Local Network. Weekend History Conferences started in 1973 and have been held regularly ever since. The aim is to capture and record the history of engineering relevant to the Institution based on the direct knowledge, experiences or researches of members. Papers presented are preserved and published in Proceedings, reference copies of which are held in the IET Library. In that way a substantial historical record of our profession and its achievements has been, and continues to be, established  
Registration information
To register please contact Anne Locker IET Library and Archives Manager on alocker@theiet.org .

When you register please indicate if you wish to join the optional visit on Sunday 7th June and if you require return transport from Newcastle to Cragside House