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Fleas, lice, and an elephant on the moon


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13:00 - 14:00


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



Speaker: Dr Felicity Henderson, Royal Society Centre for History of Science

The early Fellows of the Royal Society were convinced that their research would be of great benefit to mankind – but their contemporaries were not so sure. This talk will discuss some of the jokes, ballads and poems written in response to the activities of the Royal Society in the seventeenth century.

Fleas, lice, and an elephant on the moon The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK