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Science Past & Present lecture series

Today, Cambridge is recognised as a world-leading centre for science, but it wasn’t always so. Dr Susannah Gibson discusses how science in Cambridge developed thanks to the work of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, and tells of the ground-breaking research presented at its meetings over the last 200 years, from Charles Darwin’s Beagle letters to Lawrence Bragg’s x-ray crystallography.

Dr Susannah GibsonAbout the speaker:

Dr Susannah Gibson is a historian and writer based in Cambridge; she is the author of The Spirit of Inquiry: how one extraordinary society shaped modern science.



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Why not arrive a few minutes earlier and visit the University Library's current exhibition, Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Event speaker: 
Dr Susannah Gibson
Milstein Seminar Rooms, Cambridge University Library
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
Booking required