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Arkwright Society Academic Conference: Last chance for tickets!

Arkwright Society Academic Conference: Industry and Society in the Industrial Revolution 28 September

Come to Cromford Mills in Derbyshire on Saturday 28 September and hear how thinkers, scientists, and entrepreneurs changed the world with new inventions, new ways of working and new ways of doing business.

Industry and Society in the Industrial Revolution

WHERE DID THE INVENTORS IN THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND LATER GET THEIR IDEAS FROM? HOW DID THEY INTERACT WITH ENLIGHTENMENT VIEWS OF THE WORLD AND CHANGE ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR AND GROWTH IN THE UK FOREVER?

The 6th Arkwright Society Conference on the Industrial Revolution takes place on Saturday 28 September at the iconic Arkwright Mills in Cromford, Derbyshire.

Leading Academic experts on the Industrial Revolution, including Professors from Oxford and Derby Universities, will speak about the time when the whole world was looking to the United Kingdom, as it led in developing new machinery, new systems of work and new ways of living in society. We can still see the effect of these changes today, 250 years later.

At the heart of this time was a fever of intellectual and practically focussed thinking on science and technology, when scientists and academics worked with a new breed of businessmen, turning ideas into money and revitalising the UK economy. Derby, Derbyshire and the Midlands played a vital role in this transformative period.

Conference Topics include: The Derby Philosophers; Britain, the Industrial Revolution, and Modern Economic Growth; the next wave of technological change in cotton spinning; Arkwright’s patents; the Cromford Canal, and Florence Nightingale in Derbyshire.

Cromford Mills is the location of the first successful water-powered cotton spinning machines in the world.
Conference price: £45
To book call 01629 823256 or email conference@arkwrightsociety.org.uk

Conference Price includes lunch and a chance to see around the mill site.

Further details on www.cromfordmills.org.uk.
Follow on Facebook – Cromford Mills and Twitter @CromfordMills for updates.


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