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AGM on 11 February

The Society’s AGM is open to all members and will be held on 11 February 2015 at 5.45pm in The Director’s Suite, The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD. It will be followed by  Geoff Wallis’ Presidential Address: Protecting our Industrial Heritage from the Present and Future

The Newcomen Society

The Newcomen Society  was founded in 1920. and is the oldest society in the world specialising in the history of engineering and technology. Since 1920 it has published over a 1000 papers which are an invaluable archive of original research material for historians and available on-line. The  Society takes its name from Thomas Newcomen (bap. 1664, d.1729) who invented the first practical working steam engine, but its interests are broad and international, embracing all aspects of engineering from ancient times and the great inventions of the 18th and 19th centuries through to the sophisticated technologies of the 20th century and into the digital age.

Website & Archive

The Newcomen Past Papers Archive is now fully accessible on-line and free to members.  Access to the archive is based on the ability to sign in to the system and this in turn requires you have both valid membership and working email address. To sign in, go to the top right hand corner of this page. In the event that you do not have an email address, the Society recommends you go to www.gmail.com and create a free email account and then advise The Newcomen Society of your email address by emailing it to the Membership Secretary at: membership@newcomen.com

Guests can preview the papers and purchase, for a small fee, if interested.  To visit the Past Papers Archive please click here . The new system is also based upon the use of an email address as this will in turn enable the Society to deliver a much improved service, and over time, additional facilities. If you come across any specific issues in accessing the archive please email office@newcomen.com

 

  • Forthcoming Events

    Feb
    11
    Wed
    2015
    2:00 pm The Ingenuity of the Seagoing Engineer @ Discovery Museum
    The Ingenuity of the Seagoing En… @ Discovery Museum
    Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    A lecture on The Ingenuity of the Seagoing Engineer by John Dobson
    5:45 pm Society’s AGM & Presidential Address: Protecting our Industrial Heritage from the Present and Future @ Director's Suite, The Science Museum
    Society’s AGM & Presidential Add… @ Director's Suite, The Science Museum
    Feb 11 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    The Society’s AGM (open to all members) will be followed by The Presidential Address by Geoff Wallis.    The most important and fundamental duty of [...]
    Feb
    17
    Tue
    2015
    6:30 pm Phaetons to Phantoms @ PO1-11Portland Building, University of Portsmouth
    Phaetons to Phantoms @ PO1-11Portland Building, University of Portsmouth
    Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by Clive Barham Carter

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