Wednesday 23 June 6pm

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. Cost £3