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8th June 2024 is the 300th Anniversary of the birth of John Smeaton, in Austhorpe, Leeds. The Smeatonian Society will be celebrating this year with a focus on Leeds and is aiming to provide information about events organised in 2024 to celebrate his career. If you are aware of any Smeaton - related events that do not appear below, please us the Contact Us page to provide us with information for inclusion here.

The Institution of Civil Engineers will be posting a series of Smeaton-related blogs during 2024.

The Institution of Civil Engineers is organising a two part lecture on 24th February in Pontefract entitled "The life and achievements of John Smeaton: from Austhorpe to outer space". 

St Mary's Church, Whitkirk (where Smeaton is buried) will be holding a service to commemorate his life on 8th June 2024.

East Leeds History and Archaeology Society has produced a short essay about John Smeaton.

The Thoresby Society features information on John Smeaton on their website.

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