Talks at Fairfield

Throughout the year Fairfield Heritage Centre hold a series of illustrated talks and screenings exploring the history of shipbuilding on the Clyde.

Talks at Fairfield

About Talks at Fairfield

Fairfield Heritage Centre Winter/Spring Programme 2018
Fairfield Heritage events to be held in the Fairfield Boardroom. When events start at 7pm, the heritage centre will be open from 6pm to allow visitors a chance to see our displays.

24th January: Clyde Steamers at War 1914-18 and 1939-45
An illustrated talk on the role played by Clyde Steamers in both World Wars by acknowledged Clyde steamer enthusiast Iain Quinn.

7th February: River at War - WW1 films from the Scottish Screen Archive
To complement our exhibition “River at War - Fairfield and the Clyde in WW1”, we will be showing and discussing some related films from the Scottish Screen Archive in Fairfield’s magnificent Boardroom.

21st February: River at War - talk by the current exhibition’s creators
This talk presented by Ian Johnston and Abigail Morris, looks at the overall impact of the Clyde’s contribution to WW1 together with some of the hard to find images of the period from the Imperial War Museum and other sources.

7th March: The Fairfield Experiment - recent research
Dr Valerie Wright, Research Associate of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow talks about the latest research into this pioneering experiment into new industrial methodologies in the late 1960s.

21st March: Dr Bobby Gordon - from office boy to Director
Dr Bobby Gordon talks about his rise from shop floor to Boardroom and
“a lifetime of shipbuilding and learning” at Fairfield’s.

11th April: Andrew Laing - an Almost Unknown Great Man
Dr Brian Newman presents a biography of outstanding marine engineer and former Fairfield Engine Works Director. Andrew Laing (1856 - 1931) was later responsible for the design of the record breaking machinery for Cunard liner Mauretania.

25th April: BRUT installation at Fairfield for Glasgow International 2018 - by the artist
Marija Nemčenko discusses Modernist and Brutalist constructions in the themes of architectural heritage, preservation, progress, labour and the revolutionary potential hidden within these concrete colonies.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Talks at Fairfield are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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