Revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine

submitted by Marvin's Underground Evening Lectures on 10/10/18 1

Discover how the revolutionary movement in Paris and London helped shape the scientific landscape during the 18th century. Throughout the French Revolution, the most eminent scientists in France were battling a political crisis, social unrest and fear of execution. Despite this turmoil, Paris (the City of Light) was widely considered one of the richest scientific landscapes in the world. Across the English Channel, London was facing its own upheaval. As the idea of anarchy was spreading, notable figures such as Joseph Banks and Charles Blagden were busy building their own scientific legacies. Join Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum and Professor Steve Jones, author of No Need for Geniuses as they discuss how pioneering inventions, guillotines and revolutionary thinking in these two cities changed the future of science. In partnership with the Science Museum.

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