[Humanist] 24.493 events: Faraday, Newton, Galileo, Darwin

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 16 07:47:31 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 493.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:34:04 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Very Short Introductions to Faraday, Newton, Galileo, Darwin

Science that changed the world
Royal Institution of Great Britain

Professors Frank James, David Wootton, Rob Iliffe and Chris Bishop
Wednesday 24 November 2010
6:00–6:45 pm
Sunley Room
The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street

To celebrate the release of A Very Short Introduction to Michael Faraday 
by the RI’s own Frank James, this event will look at the key figures in 
the history of science and eminent historians will speculate on what 
today’s world would be like without the contributions of Faraday, 
Newton, Galileo and Darwin.

Alongside Prof James, Rob Iliffe, editorial director for the Newton 
Project, and author of A Very Short Introduction to Newton will talk 
about the great Cambridge mathematician. David Wootton, author of 
Galileo: Watcher of the Skies will present on the pioneering Renaissance 
thinker. To complete the line-up, Jim Secord, Director of the Darwin 
Correspondence Project, will talk about the impact of Darwin's theory of 
natural selection.

The event will be chaired by the 2008 Christmas lecturer, Chris Bishop.

For information on tickets to this event, see 

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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