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Whatever happened to our shipbuilding industry?

Dr Paul Stott, naval architect and shipbuilder and senior lecturer, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Tuesday 7 November 2017

The names of Armstrong, Swan Hunter, Palmers and others still resound on Tyneside: legacy of an illustrious shipbuilding past. The 20th century was marked by a steady decline in the industry, which is now just a memory. How did it happen? Could the decline have been avoided? Should we feel responsible? The answers are far from obvious and research has developed a new perspective that puts the industry, and its potential future, into perspective.