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The Birmingham Branch holds its meetings in the Think Tank (Good thing it is useful for something!), usually at 7.00 pm and free. In
fact they are keen for non-member local people to come, as the Think Tank allows them to hold their meetings there.
The next one is on 6th Nov at 7.00pm:

The Mystery of the “James Watt Organ” & Other Watt Stories More Musical than Steamy

James Watt

The Mystery of the “James Watt Organ” & Other Watt Stories More Musical than Steamy
November 6 @ 7:00 pm
Dr Nina Baker shares her discoveries about Watt’s musical instrument work

The one after is on 4th December at 7.00:

How Technology Transformed the Country House
December 4 @ 7:00 pm

LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE? Dr Ian West shows how & where modern domestic comforts were pioneered


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Mike, many thanks for sharing this. The talks are most times excellent and as you say, free.


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Further meetings of the society, all at the Thnktank and free are:

5th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The First 100 Years of Wireless Communication at Sea

4th March 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Henry Beighton

THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE NEWCOMEN ENGINE: Suhail Rana discusses his research on this engineer and surveyor

1st April 2020 @ 7:00 pm
History of women in engineering.

Professor Graeme Gooday explores the ongoing role of women in engineering and related sectors

6th May 2020 @ 7:00 pm
History and Conservation of the "City of Birmingham" (the locomotive)
Dr Jim Andrew explains the history and conservation challenges of this iconic locomotive