The Mechanics’ Institute Movement and its Contribution to Both British and American 19th Century Adult Education

  • Martyn Walker (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Glasgow MI was opened on July 5 1823 some 192 years ago, with Dr George Birkbeck as its first President. In the same month and year, the Liverpool Mechanics’ Institute and Apprentices’ Library was also opened. The London Mechanics’ Institution were opened later in 1823….and then the Movement spread across Britain.
Period13 Aug 2015
Event titleTrans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions
Event typeConference
LocationLiverpool, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational