Our Hammermen Talks will be taking place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Each talk will be presented by a member of the master court.
Launching the first of our Hammermen Talks will be Collector Nina Baker DL who will be covering the following:
Hammermen and Hammerwomen?
No, this is not Collector Nina launching a campaign to alter the Craft’s ancient name! However, she will be launching our series of informal talks with a presentation on the history of women joining the Hammermen, mainly about our own Glasgow Incorporation, but touching on our sister Crafts in other burghs. She thinks she may have identified our earliest female Hammerman but is happy to be proved wrong by anyone with other information and this can be discussed in the Q&A after the presentation.
About Nina Baker
Dr Nina Baker has had a varied career, having become a merchant navy deck officer on leaving school and later taken an engineering design degree in her 30s, from the University of Warwick. She then gained a PhD in concrete durability from the University of Liverpool. She has lived with her family in Glasgow since 1989, working variously as a materials lecturer in further education and as a research administrator and, until 2017, as an elected city councillor. Now retired from all that, her interest in promoting STEM careers for girls has led her to become an independent researcher, mainly specialising in the history of women in engineering.