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Public lecture by Dr Celina Fox, author of The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment'

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Dr Celina Fox, author of The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment

The designs of civil engineer John Smeaton (1724-92), including wind and water mills, steam engines, river navigations, canals and harbours, are among the Society's archival treasures. This talk examines the purpose of the drawings and the development of surveying and engineering draughtsmanship in the 18th century.