James Watt Bicentenary Symposium

James Watt Bicentenary Symposium

Opportunities and Challenges for 21st Century Engineering

Wednesday 5 June, Kelvin Gallery, University of Glasgow

The James Watt Bicentenary Symposium was a one-day event to mark the legacy of James Watt and explore the future opportunities and challenges for Engineering. Speakers from academia, industry and the public sector presented on a broad range of topics including James Watt’s legacy, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, space technology, bioengineering, healthcare, water resources and energy systems.

The Symposium was one of a range of events hosted by the University of Glasgow during 2019 to mark the bicentenary of the passing of James Watt, one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution and mathematical instrument maker to the University of Glasgow.  

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli welcoming attendees to the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Dame Anne Glover at the James Watt Symposium

David Westmore at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor David Cumming at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Gordon Masterton at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor David Cumming and Professor Gordon Masterton at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Dame Anne Glover, David Westmore, Professor Gordon Masterton and Professor David Cumming at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Dame Anne Glover and David Westmore at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Steve Furber at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Steve Furber and Professor David Cumming at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Steve Beaumont at the James Watt Symposium.

Dr Martin Lavery at the James Watt Symposium.

Catherine Mealing-Jones at the James Watt Symposium.

Hugh Gill at the James Watt Symposium.

Dr Marin Lavery, Hugh Gill, Catherine Mealing-Jones and Professor Steve Beaumont at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Muffy Calder at the James Watt Symposium.

Dr Cindy Smith at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Andrew Hart at the James Watt Symposium.

Matthew Williams at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Colin McInnes, Professor Muffy Calder, Dr Cindy Smith, Professor Andrew Hart and Matthew Williams at the James Watt Symposium.

Professor Colin McInnes at the James Watt Symposium.