Northern Innovation

Welcome to Newcastle University’s online exhibit - Northern Innovation! We aim to be a node along the pathway of innovation in the North.

To celebrate our engineering past, but also highlight the University’s leading role in shifting global and regional challenges facing our society. You are about to embark on a journey through time. Newcastle has a long, rich history of invention and reform.

Starting with the industrial revolution, you will discover some of the great figures in Newcastle’s history. Learn about Joseph Swan’s invention of the lightbulb and Gertrude Bell’s work in the Middle East. Listen to poetry written by people with dementia and learn about the University’s work in community outreach.

The exhibit also explores modern day projects the University is undertaking to resolve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Enjoy your journey as you learn about this beautiful city through the ages!