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Date(s) - 14th October 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mechanics Conference Centre, Manchester


Clinker Memorial Lecture

William Fairbairn: the experimental engineer – a study in mid-nineteenth century engineering

The 2017 Clinker Memorial Lecture will be given at the Mechanics Conference Centre, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD on Saturday 14th October 2017 commencing at 2.00pm.

The lecture, given by Richard Byrom, is titled “William Fairbairn: the experimental engineer – a study in mid-nineteenth century engineering”.

For an advance copy of the proposed flyer for the event, giving a brief biography of Fairbairn and some details of the speaker, click Clinker Lecture Draft Flyer.

William Fairbairn (1789-1874)

Mechanics Institute Manchester

Pont Llanfair, y Fenai (Britannia Bridge)








The Mechanics Conference Centre is in the (Grade II*) listed building that  it was built for and housed the former Mechanics Institute of which William  Fairbairn was a founder. It is also where the TUC, CIS and, what became, UMIST  were formed. The interior includes original stained glass and other features (notably ceilings) as well as the boardroom in which the TUC first met.

Further details will be posted on this website over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, for further information please contact the NW Group Secretary, Roger Brice at roger.brice1945@gmail.com