7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 10 January
The Conversation Room
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Letters can reveal far more than is intended. In this talk, Sharon Ruston will discuss a hitherto unpublished collection of letters written to the Rev John Hodgson who has an important role in the invention of the safety lamp. They shed new light on the ensuing controversy over who first created a safe lamp.
Sharon Ruston is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Her main research interests are in the relations between the literature, science and medicine of the Romantic period, 1780-1820 and is currently co-editing the Collected Lectures of Sir Humphry Davy and his Circle.
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