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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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10th Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture 2022 ‘Two Enlightenment collections of scientific instruments in Hanoverian Britain’

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Presented by Dr Alison Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland Variable microscope, in silver, by George Adams the Elder, signed by C.W. Dixey, associated with John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. NMS.T.1987.344 (c) National Museums Scotland. Portable silver compound astronomical device, unsigned, probably owned by Archibald Campbell, 1st Earl of Ilay and 3rd Duke of Argyll. NMS.T.2007.54 …

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