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'Spider Man': the Virtuosity of Dr Martin Lister, an Early Royal Society Luminary

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November
142008

13:00 - 14:00

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

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Anna Marie Roos, Wellcome Unit, Oxford University

Dr Martin Lister (1638-1712), vice-president of the Royal Society and court physician, is best known as England's first arachnologist and conchologist. This talk will also address some of his lesser-known discoveries, including his invention of the histogram and the stratigraphic map.

'Spider Man': the Virtuosity of Dr Martin Lister, an Early Royal Society Luminary

Dr Martin Lister (1638-1712), vice-president of the Royal Society and court physician, is best known as England's first arachnologist and conchologist. This talk will also address some of his lesser-known discoveries, including his invention of the histogram and the stratigraphic map.

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