Group of IEEC3 attendees in front of the Farme Colliery Newcomen winding engine at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life at Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, 24th March 2024

IEEC3 – Conference complete!

An initial short post to report that the 3rd International Early Engines Conference took place between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th March 2024.

Introduction to the Conference – Steve Grudgings (apologies for some sound distortion)

We were delighted to welcome delegates to the fantastic Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, in North Lanarkshire. Home to a wonderful collection of objects, artefacts large and small reflecting the material, technical and social development of industry in Scotland, it is also the custodian of the remarkable Farme Colliery Newcomen winding engine.

View of conference delegates seated facing a speaker upstairs in the exhibition/events space at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life.
View of IEEC3 conference in progress on Day 1

In addition to the 3 day conference, the organising committee were pleased to arrange a pre- and post- conference tour programme on Thursday 21st and Monday 25th March.

We thank all attendees and the speakers, and particularly the support from our sponsors as well as the help and support of the staff at Summerlee in Coatbridge, in enabling the conference to proceed smoothly.

Steve Grudgings introduces the final day of the conference.

We will now move on to work on the production of Transactions from the Conference, as well as posting further information on the programme, a number of exciting announcements at the Conference, and some further details of the tours.

Thanks to all involved!

The IEEC Organising Committee

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