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Councillor John Clancy, Lord Willetts, Alan Wenban-Smith.

Lunar Society annual dinner in its 250th anniversary year

The Lunar Society celebrated their 250th Anniversary at Warwickshire County Cricket Ground

David Clarke, West Midlands Deputy Lieutenant; HRH The Duke of Gloucester; Alan Wenban-Smith, Chairman, Lunar Society.

Lunar Society marks its 250th birthday

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited Soho House, Handsworth to commemorate the Lunar Society’s 250th anniversary

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Ex-Lunar Society chief: A mayor for Greater Birmingham is vital

Waheed Saleem has called for a full public debate on the devolution plans, the Metro Mayor and the West Midlands Combined Authority

Sir Adrian Cadbury, chairman of corporate governance, in 1992

Tributes paid after Sir Adrian Cadbury passes away

Sir Adrian, the grandson of legendary industrialist George Cadbury, has died aged 86

The Boulton family coat of arms

Matthew Boulton's tea urn is Birmingham Museums Trust's object of the month for May

The urn becomes the fifth of a series of objects of the month the Museums Trust is unveiling through the Birmingham Post to highlight the finest civic collection in England

Mike Bell from JLR will deliver the 2015 Lunar Society Annual Lecture

Jaguar Land Rover technology chief to deliver Lunar Society lecture

Mike Bell will discuss the role technology will play in future vehicle design and manufacture at prestigious annual lecture

Birmingham Cathedral will be welcoming people this week to watch the solar eclipse

Birmingham Cathedral to host solar eclipse viewing event

Astronomers from the University of Birmingham will be in St Philip's Square on Friday morning to offer a commentary on the eclipse

Professor Raymond Tallis

Prof Raymond Tallis to challenge Stephen Hawking claim

Birmingham Salon signs up renowned polymath for latest event which will examine whether physics has destroyed philosophy

The Broad Street statue in honour of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch

Watt and Boulton would 'turn in their graves' at Library of Birmingham cuts

Lunar Society chairman says Library of Birmingham cuts will hit both education and heritage hard

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham bids to shed 'Cloak of Invisibility' in moves to Combined Authority

Solihull, apparently due to its difference in political colour, is more reluctant to throw its lot in with the Labour-run metropolitans.

The Memorial to Matthew Boulton lies in the Chapel of St Paul at Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey service and memorial for Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton

The plaque will sit alongside a memorial to his business partner James Watt, the Scottish engineer who made his home in Handsworth, Birmingham

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Lunar Society calls for Birmingham to have more control on host of issues

Chair of the Lunar Society, Waheed Saleem, believes Birmingham should push for control of skills, housing, welfare, business rates and a host of other taxation measures.

Matthew Boulton

Westminster Abbey memorial and service for Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton was one of the pioneers of the early Industrial Revolution and one of the founders of the Lunar Society

Lord Heseltine who has been a big supporter of shifting powers away from London

Birmingham Chambers call for greater say on region's future

Companies in the West Midlands need more power to control the tax raised here and better engagement in regional politics

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Lunar Society chairman boycotts US ambassador's invitation over Gaza

Waheed Saleem declines offer from Ambassador Matthew Barzun to attend the elite London function celebrating Eid

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Call for 'citizens charter' after city school scandals

A Citizens' Charter for the city with a clear set of values would help it compete globally and encourage economic growth.

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Birmingham's Lunar Society takes on Clarke Associates to handle PR

The Society was originally formed in Birmingham in the 1750s, bringing together like-minded people with an interest in philosophy, arts, science and commerce

BPN Architects' submission for Re-imagine envisaged Central Library being turned into a mixed-use scheme

Methodist Central Hall vision wins Birmingham Civic Society's Re-imagine competition

Idea to turn former Methodist hall into business hub catches judges' eyes in design competition

George Stubbs portrait of the Wedgwood family.

'Silver pictures' could be first photo images

They may be most famous for their pottery but one of the Wedgwood family was also a pioneer in creating a process which would lead to the invention of photography, writes Chris Upton

Lunar Society raises £700 for Ammalife through Kings Men concert

Ammalife works to save mothers’ lives in some of the poorest countries in the world where women’s needs and rights are often overlooked

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