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The Lunar Society and the European Enlightenment

25th June 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Professor Simon SchafferProfessor Simon Schaffer will be giving a lecture on how the Lunar Society influenced and was influenced by the European Age of Enlightenment.


Simon Schaffer is Professor of History of Science at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Darwin College. He has coedited ‘The sciences in enlightened Europe’ and ‘The material culture of enlightenment arts and sciences’. In 2013 he wrote and presented ‘Mechanical marvels’ for BBC4 television, followed by ‘Mechanical monsters’ in 2018.


Light refreshments are available prior to the lecture. Tickets are free of charge.


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Please book online following the instructions below. You can alternatively telephone The Lunar Society secretariat on 01564 82 1582. You can also e-mail your request to info@lunarsociety.org.uk. Please note, the office is open during normal working hours, Monday to Friday and is closed weekends and bank holidays.


25th June 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Birmingham City University
Room C502, level 5 of Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD United Kingdom
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