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


The NW Group’s October Meeting is Replaced by the 2017 Clinker Memorial Lecture

The society’s 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”.

William Fairbairn (1789-1874)

Mechanics Institute Manchester

Pont Llanfair, y Fenai (Britannia Bridge)









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

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.

For details of this event please go to Clinker Memorial Lecture: 2017. For any further information please contact Roger Brice: tel 01625 533959; email roger.brice1945@gmail.com