• May 2021 – an additional IEEC2 postponement

    May 2021 – IEEC2 In March 2020 we announced that, due to the impact of Coronavirus – COVID-19 we were postponing the 2nd International Early Engines Conference until November 2020. Following this announcement, and the development of the international emergency, we received much supportive and useful feedback from intended speakers and registered delegates on their likely availability and travel and attendance considerations. Given the current situation internationally, there was a strong consensus for reconvening the Conference in May 2021 (rather than November 2020), i.e. a year after it was first intended to run. Bearing this in mind, two sets of dates have now been reserved with our hosts, the Black…

  • Support new work on Early Engines

    A crucial aim of the International Early Engines Conference is to provide a platform for the significant amount of research into the early development of heat engines which powered us into the modern industrial era. Les Turnbull’s new work on William Brown is a perfect example of this rich seam of new material. Les will be presenting aspects of his research in a lecture at Neville Hall Newcastle at 11am, on Wednesday 2nd March 2016:   The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers intends to publish the results of Les Turnbull’s research into the life, work and impact of  William Brown (d.1782) a largely forgotten but eminent mining…