£8 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Starts 8pm. Unreserved Seating.

Smeaton300 presents: Award-winning Shard engineer and broadcaster Roma Agrawal.

Roma discusses her new book Nuts and Bolts examining seven humble inventions that have made an extraordinary contribution to the world around us - the nail, the wheel, the spring, the magnet, the lens, the string and the pump.

From the evolution of Egyptian construction to modern skyscrapers, Neanderthal string to musical instruments, Roma shows us how even our most sophisticated items are built on the foundations of ancient and fundamental breakthroughs.

Whether you are an engineering enthusiast or just curious about the evolution of the world around you, be sure to book your ticket for this talk and hear from a true leader in her field.

Book sales on the night provided by Truman Books. Part of Farsley Literature Festival.

Smeaton300 is an original idea by Foxglove, enabled by Leeds City Council in partnership with LEEDS2023. Supported by National Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Bruntwood, Burberry and Scottish Power Foundation.