Online Talk: Elements My Dear Watson


An encounter with a Gerald Laing sculpture leads to some thoughts about metal and its place in various societies around the world today and in the past.

Artists use it, engineers use it, international commerce is still based upon it. Yet people often give it little thought as it is so firmly welded into our lives and our cultures.

History Curator, Jim Inglis will talk through some ideas to spark your own journey of discovery on the importance of steel. 


Image: ‘The Blacksmiths Forge’, 1860s by Alfred Provis