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13:00 - 14:00


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


From Hooke’s drawings of fossils to Waller’s botanical watercolours, the history of science is replete with beautiful illustrations of the natural world and experimentation.

Egyptian chameleon by Richard Waller (1668) © The Royal Society

Join historian Dr Sachiko Kusukawa on a journey through the intersections of art and science in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Explore sketches, engravings and paintings and learn how scientists used these images to guide their studies. This history of science lecture will demonstrate how early science was truly a visual culture and give background to some of the images and items on display at the Big Draw: Drawing science.

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  • Free
  • No tickets required
  • Doors open at 12:30pm
  • Seats allocated on first-come, first-served basis
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Visual science The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK