The Thomsons of Belfast

The Thomsons of Belfast: mathematics, engineering and invention in the family of Lord Kelvin

Saturday 18 February 2017, 14.15 to 16.30

The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AR

A joint meeting organised by the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society and the British Society for the History of Mathematics

The speakers will be:

Dr Mark McCartney (Ulster): ‘James Thomson Snr: the Industrious Mathematical Educator’

Professor Andrew Whitaker (QUB): ‘James Thomson Jnr: a Victorian Engineer’

Professor Crosbie Smith (Kent): ‘Lord Kelvin: the Irish Dimensions’

Admission free.  Booking will soon be available through the Northern Ireland Science Festival (www.nisciencefestival.com) but registration is also possible on the day (an email in advance to jim.bennett@mhs.ox.ac.uk would be helpful – thanks).

Children, welfare and space in the industrial city: Belfast 1880-1939

The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series returns on Thursday, 17 September:

Dr Georgina Laragy (Queen’s University, Belfast)
‘Children, welfare and space in the industrial city: Belfast 1880-1939’

5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD.

All welcome.

Please find a full list of forthcoming seminars below:

Thursday, 17 September
Dr Georgina Laragy (Queen’s University, Belfast)
‘Children, welfare and space in the industrial city: Belfast 1880-1939’
5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD.

Thursday, 8 October
Dr John Cunningham (Trinity College Dublin)
‘Medicine in early modern Ireland: identifying and locating practitioners’
5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD.

Thursday, 5 November
Dr Ciarán McCabe (Maynooth University)
‘“Contagion is supposed to have been introduced from the country”: civic and charitable responses to the 1817-19 fever epidemic in Dublin city”’

5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD