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13:15 - 13:55 2 February 2016

Lunch Hour Lectures: The state, science and Humphry Davy


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

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

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Professor Frank James, UCL Science and Technology Studies

This year marks the bicentenary of the deployment of the safety lamp, invented by Hmphry Davy. Its remarkable success has tended to mask Davy's practical failures, including a diplomatic incident over unrolling the Heculaneum papyri and the disabling of the Royal Navy. Join Professor Frank James as he explains the difficulty of applying science successfully.


Sonia Abrams
+44 (0)203 108 3840 | events@ucl.ac.uk


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