“Professor Turner’s Glass Legacy” with Professor John Parker for The Victorian Society

Tuesday, 6th February 2024

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Showroom 5 in The Showroom Cinema



Glass Technology worldwide owes a significant debt to Prof W.E.S.Turner. He was born in 1882 to a working class family and suffered from Polio as a child but nevertheless went on to be a successful academic who created the first University Department focussed on Glass in 1915. This was a time when rapid changes were taking place in many areas of industry but specifically we will look at: the making of sheet glass for windows, containers for preserving foodstuffs, tableware to grace the Victorian dining room and scientific glassware to better understand the environment. 

The talk by Professor John Parker, Curator of the Turner Museum of Glass at the University of Sheffield, will focus on Turner’s role and the legacy he created, including the museum he left behind.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the start time is 7.30pm prompt. Showroom 5 is fully accessible and there is disabled parking available on Paternoster Row.

Entrance is open to members & non-members and costs £5. 

Showroom 5 in The Showroom Cinema
Paternoster Row
S1 2BX