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Free Bitesize Lectures on Astounding Inventions Focussing on Jesmond Dene and Wider Region

17 September 2022 @ 10:30 am 1:00 pm

Join us for a series of fascinating mini bitesize lectures on ‘astounding inventions’ focusing on Jesmond Dene and the wider region, as part of Heritage Open Days. Local heritage walks will also be organised throughout the week. Free refreshments provided. Come and find out more about the astounding inventions and some of the key players in the development of Newcastle’s industrialisation with mini bitesize lectures from leading academics and local historians. Some of the confirmed lectures are:

  • Newcastle merchants and the outside world: William Blackett in the 1600s – with Dr Greg Finch
  • Co-ops, mutuals and social enterprise in the NE: a great success story – with Prof John Wilson and Prof Tony Webster of Northumbria University
  • The Banqueting Hall Water-Powered Organ – John Telfer

Free refreshments will be provided. We will also have some heritage walks happening throughout the Heritage Open Days week. The talks will take place in the classroom of the Visitor Centre adjacent to Millfield House cafe.

Saturday 17 September: 10.30-13.00
Newcastle Merchants talks: 11.00
Co-ops Mutuals and Social Enterprise talk: 11.30.
The Banqueting Hall water-powered Organ: 12.00

No booking required


0191 814 4574

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Red Walk
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DZ
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