James Watt's improvement of the steam engine is credited for driving the Industrial Revolution. Watt was a prolific inventor and is highly respected for the originality of his thinking.
In 2014, I had prepared comprehensive biographies of five Scottish inventors/scientists. These talks, lasting over 12 hours, were given at Strathclyde Centre for LifeLong Learning and for my Science for All programme in East Kilbride.
In the following I publish the slides of the talks as I feel that this will be of general interest . Unfortunately the animations in several of the slides do not show in this blog - but may be viewed by going to the original references which are mentioned in most cases.