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Fireside Chat ‘An Inspired Collection of Historic, Irish Scientific instruments’

On-line, for SIS-members only.

Presented by Patrick J. Slattery Synopsis Compass Sundial signed: J. Mason 14 Capel St. Dublin (circa 1820) This presentation will provide views of a private collection that includes historic, Irish scientific instruments, signed by the makers, and is focused primarily on navigation and exploration. It will outline the influences and scholarship that inspired the approach …

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Fireside Chat ‘The collections of Scientific Instruments of the Greek Schools in Istanbul’

On-line, for SIS-members only.

Presented by Panagiotis (Takis) Lazos, Greece Synopsis The Great School of Nation, known also as Phanar Greek Orthodox College, Istanbul (image courtesy of Panagiotis Lazos). In Istanbul, three minority secondary education schools operate today for the Orthodox Christian citizens of Turkey. These schools were established by the Greek community of the city in the 19th …

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Scientific Instrument Society Summer Visit 2024

Moyse Hall Museum Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom

A curator-led tour of the clock and sundial collection at Moyse Hall Museum Our host Alex McWhirter has kindly offered to provide us with unparalleled access to the collections, which are described as follows: West Suffolk Heritage Service’s Horology collection is often remarked upon as being one of the best outside of the Nation’s capital. …

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Scientific Instrument Society AGM 2024

British Optical Association Museum 42 Craven Street, London, United Kingdom

Our AGM this year will mainly be an online event via Zoom with the usual programme of reports from the Committee (documents will be circulated via email a month in advance). We generally expect members will join the meeting online, but attendance in person is possible and, if you wish, our Chair and host Neil …

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12th Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture

History of Science Museum Broad Street, Oxford, United Kingdom

by Dr Stephen Johnston, Senior Research Curator. Details will follow later.

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