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Science, society and the Royal Institution

Join Professor Frank James for a lunchtime talk about the Ri's fascinating heritage.

Faraday giving a Christmas Lecture
Royal Institution

Event description

At a time of revolutionary politics and global conflict, the Royal Institution was set up as a site for communicating scientific knowledge to an aristocratic and upper class audience. Join Frank James for this illustrated lunchtime talk in which he will discuss its origins and what has changed since.

About the speaker

Frank James is Professor of the History of Science and Head of Collections at the Royal Institution, having received a PhD for a thesis on the development of spectroscopy at Imperial College London. 

His main research has been editing the Correspondence of Michael Faraday which is now complete in six volumes. He is currently writing a book on Humphry Davy’s practical work