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The Great Experiment: the early evolution of the Royal Society

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September
082010

18:00 - 19:30

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

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Speaker: Professor Michael Hunter, Birkbeck

 

Within a few years of its foundation, the Royal Society acquired a crucial institutional role in organising and arbitrating scientific research. Yet what has often been overlooked is the element of evolution - even of trial and error - in the Society's development in its earliest years. This talk will explore the sometimes painful process by which the Society's founders discovered what functions this novel body could most usefully serve.

The Great Experiment: the early evolution of the Royal Society

Public lecture by Professor Michael Hunter, Birkbeck

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