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The Notorious Sir John Hill: Georgian Celebrity Science and Attacks on the Royal Society

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October
122012

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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History of science lecture by Professor George Rousseau.

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George Rousseau is a Professor of History at the University of Oxford.

No man in Georgian England ever attacked the Royal Society more savagely than Sir John Hill (1714-1775), and no one in his era was more notorious for public scandal. This talk sketches Hill's multi-faceted life and assesses his attacks on the Royal Society and the changes they effected. George Rousseau's biography, the first ever written of this curious figure, has just appeared in America and will be on display during the lecture.

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The Notorious Sir John Hill: Georgian Celebrity Science and Attacks on the Royal Society The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK