Admission Price: Free to attend, please book a place in advance
It was recently discovered that City, University of London has a historical connection with Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898).
From 1833 Sir Bessemer lived in Islington at 15 Northampton Square, on the site where City's main entrance is currently located.
This event is to commemorate the unveiling of a Blue Plaque for Sir Henry by the Mayor of Islington. This will be accompanied by an exhibition which will focus on the history of Northampton Square, Sir Henry's life and his invention of the revolutionary Bessemer Process which enabled the mass-production of steel and kick-started the industrial revolution.
The exhibition and event will highlight Sir Henry's contribution to engineering and look at how City is moving engineering forward through our research and education
We are also delighted to welcome Dr Susan Mossman, Curator of Materials Science at The Science Museum, and Mr Jiff Bayliss from Islington Museum to talk about Bessmer's contribution and the local area.
Registration with tea and coffee will be from 6pm and a food and drink reception will follow the talks.