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13:15 - 13:55 30 October 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: Bright Sparks: the history and science of fireworks


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE

Speaker information

Dr Simon Werrett, UCL Science and Technology Studies

Dr Werrett explores the changing relationship between science and art in the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries by looking at interactions between pyrotechnicians and scientists. Fireworks, used to celebrate grand occasions of state, inspired a variety of ideas about the natural world, while scientific advances in physics and chemistry helped to create surprising new pyrotechnic effects.


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