The Industrial Revolution: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference 26 September

The Industrial Revolution:  Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Arkwright Society Academic Conference 

Saturday 6 September 

Cromford Mills, Matlock, Derbyshire 

Leading British experts on the Industrial Revolution will set out their views on the time when Britain changed in every way, led by a new spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. :

  • Professor Stanley Chapman(Nottingham University) will talk about the builders who helped Arkwright deliver the totally new type of industrial building needed for his machinery.
  • Dr John Stevenson(Oxford University) will discuss the role played by the radical political thinker of the Industrial Revolution, William Cobbett.
  • Professor Carolyn Steedman (Warwick University) will set out what it was like ‘Living the Industrial Revolution’.
  • Afternoon Seminars to include a review of new thinking on the Cotton Triangle with Dr Emily Buchnea (Newcastle University), the interrelationship between social and technological change With Professor Barbara Hahn (Texas Technical University) and the social and industrial impact of machinery on nail making with Guy Sjogren (Birmingham University).

The Conference fees will be £40 general and £30 concessions. For concessions only there is an Early Bird price of £25 until September 1st  [Concessions: students, over 60s, Arkwright Society members].

To reserve a seat and request your conference programme please call Cromford Mills on:  01629 823256;


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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