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The Cambridge Philosophical Society and the invention of science, 1819-2019

Monday 11 March: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

Today, Cambridge is recognised as a world-leading centre for science, but it wasn’t always so. Susannah Gibson discusses how science in Cambridge developed thanks to the work of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, and tells of the ground-breaking research presented at its meetings over the last 200 years, from Charles Darwin’s Beagle letters to Lawrence Bragg’s x-ray crystallography.

Susannah Gibson is a historian and writer based in Cambridge; she is the author of The spirit of inquiry: how one extraordinary society shaped modern science.

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Age: 11+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free

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