Heritage Open Days

The Mining Institute will be open for Heritage Open Days 2017 on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September. We are offering tours on the hour 10am through to 4pm (except Friday 10am and 11am) for approx 45 minutes or you are welcome to simply call in and see…

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Woodsmith Mine

We are very proud to see that our Past-President, Frederick Smith, has been honoured in the naming of a new mine by Sirius Minerals near Whitby.  Alongside fellow geologist Peter Woods, Rick played a key role in the development of the mine.  Peter Woods played a leading role in the…

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“…stuffed in attic trunks and the minds of aging scientists.” Reflections on Technical History and the History of Technology a talk by Michael Grace

Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 2pm Discovery Museum, Newcastle NE1 4JA Whilst the benefits of studying the history of technology as a factor in understanding social, economic and political history is more or less self-evident, the benefits of studying the fundamental, underlying technical history is less so. For example, to what extent…

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MINING INSTITUTE CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2016 – Bridges

The history, science and engineering of the Tyne Bridges and the people involved in their construction With Technology Tom Dates: 28, 29 and 30 December 2016 Times (daily) 11am-12 noon Lecture, 12 noon-1pm workshop 2pm-3pm Lecture, 3pm-4pm workshop • Learn about Tyneside’s most iconic structures, the famous bridges spanning the…

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