Please see details below about our study day on Britain's Industrial Heritage which will be held on Saturday 21st March at Birkbeck College, London from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
If you are interested and would like to enrol, please call Central enrolments on 020 7631 6651 or download an enrolment leaflet here:
The study day is £40 or £20 concession.
Industrial Archaeology of Britain Study Day
Saturday 21st March 2009
10.00 am-5.00 pm
Birkbeck College, Malet Street
Organised by Denis Smith,
A study day about Industrial Archaeology is planned for Saturday 21st March 2009. This Study day will enable students to explore Britain's Industrial Heritage by looking at a number of topics including materials, energy, transport and industrial architecture.
Lecture 1 - 10.00 - 11.00
Denis Smith - "Constructional Materials: Timber, Masonry, Iron, Steel and Concrete".
The construction industries became increasingly dependent on supplies of reliable materials and testing techniques were developed to reduce the risks of failure.
11.00 - 11.30 Tea Break
Lecture 2 - 11.30 - 12.30
Sue Hayton - "British Engineers working in Europe."
Many engineers spent their entire careers working abroad, including the well known Thomas Telford (1757-1834), John Rennie (1761-1821), and the lesser-known William Lindley (1808-1900), and Henry Gill.
12.30 - 1.45 Lunch
Lecture 3 - 1.45 - 2.45
Denis Smith - "Transport Studies: Rivers, Roads, Canals, Railways and Docks"
The transport revolution during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries changed many aspects of life including the ability to live and work within a greater radius, increased land and property values, and the dramatic increase in the variety of agricultural produce brought to market.
2.45 - 3.15 Tea Break
Lecture 4 - 3.15 - 4.15
Professor David Perrett -"The Interrrelation between Engineering and Medicine in the Victorian Era"
Many large cities in the nineteenth century faced recurring epidemics of cholera and water pollution, and issues of Public Health became important issues of Public Wealth and scientists and engineers played an important role in subsequent improvements.
Lecture 5 - 4.15 - 5.15
Denis Smith - "Technology on the English Country Estate"
The great houses and estates increasingly adopted technology from the eighteenth century onwards, and the surviving evidence in the landscape has led to some fascinating survivors.
Archaeology & Egyptology
Faculty of Lifelong Learning
Birkbeck, University of London
26 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DQ
Tel: 020 7631 6631