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

Description

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
Held atTrans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage
Event typeConference
LocationLiverpool, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational