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Public history of science lecture by Dr James Sumner
Eighteenth-century chemists could gain useful income and patronage as advisors to industry – and some of the wealthiest and most influential industrialists were brewers. Making chemical knowledge credible to this audience, however, was not always easy: most brewers trusted the direct lessons of the brewhouse – and also the counting-house – to those of the laboratory. This talk discusses how chemists tried to resolve these problems, and how they were challenged by experienced brewers promoting a scientific identity of their own.
The lecture is free and all are welcome to attend. No prior booking is necessary, and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors will open at 12.30pm.
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