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Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines


Wednesday 23 June 6pm  £3
A Lit & Phil Zoom Event.
Cost: £3

Note that you don't have to have Zoom installed on your device to take part.

"A fascinating social history" TLS
"Deeply researched and lucidly told"
David Kynaston
"A must-read"
Roma Agrawal

Henrietta Heald will talk about her new book, Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines, published to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society.

The society was founded in 1919 by Katharine and Rachel Parsons, wife and daughter of Charles Parsons, inventor of the compound steam turbine. Magnificent Women tells the stories of the Parsons duo and a host of other pioneering female engineers.

Henrietta’s earlier books include William Armstrong: Magician of the North and A National Trust Guide to Cragside, Northumberland.

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