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9th Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture ‘The History of Scientific Instruments is Thriving’

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Presented by Professor Simon Werrett, Professor of the History of Science, Science and Technology Studies Department, UCL. What is a scientific instrument? This talk attempts to rethink the question through an exploration of domestic thrift in early modern England. We are familiar with purpose-built instruments of the time (telescope, microscope, etc), but experimental householders also …

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