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Domesticating electricity

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Starts:

April
042008

13:00

Ends:

April
041008

14:00

Location

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

Overview

Dr Graeme Gooday, University of Leeds and author of The Morals of Measurement'

The electrification of Britain at the turn of the 20th century inspired not only fascination and puzzlement but also fear and revulsion. This talk looks at the controversies about the nature and applications of electricity, especially at women's role in taming electric lighting to make it aesthetically suitable for domestic usage.

Domesticating electricity

Public lecture by Dr Graeme Gooday, University of Leeds and author of The Morals of Measurement

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