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18:30 - 19:30 9 December 2015

Keep the candle burning - A re-enactment of Michael Faraday's Christmas lectures


XLG2 Auditorium | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Frank James, Speaker, UCL and Royal Institution
Professor Steve Miller, Speaker, UCL
Mr Oliver Marsh, Performer, UCL
Ms Farrah Lawrence, Performer, UCL
Ms Hattie Lloyd, Performer, UCL

Michael Faraday's 'Chemical History of a Candle' was a series of Christmas lectures that he delivered three times at the Royal Institution. The final series (1860-61) was published and became one of the best selling science books ever, still in print in English and translated into many other languages. This lecture, delivered in period costume, including live experimental demonstrations of candles, perhaps with explosions, explores why Faraday's lectures remain as relevant today as in the 19th century.

Join us to experience a Victorian extravaganza with Professor Frank James, Professor Steve Miller, Mr Oliver Marsh, Ms Farrah Lawrence and Ms Hattie Lloyd.


Carole Reeves
+44 (0)7679 3160 | c.reeves@ucl.ac.uk


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