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At home – Science in Late 17th Century

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11:00 – 17:00 12 Jan 2012
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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, W1B 1NT

Speakers: Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS

11:05 Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS, 14th Astronomer Royal, Past President IOP
Robert Hooke and the scientific environment
11:30 Felicity Henderson -
A College for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematical Experimental Learning: Early days of the Royal Society
12:10 Rita Greer
Hooke’s portrait and unveiling (by Sir Arnold Wolfendale)
12:40 LUNCH
14:15 Rebekah Higgitt
The role of the Astronomer Royal in the early days of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
14:55 Michael Cooper
Scientific and Civic Measurements: Hooke, Boyle and the Citizens of London
15:35 Allan Chapman (TBC)
“Artificial Organs that strengthen the natural” (R. Hooke) - the impact of instrumentation
16:15 Tea and close
This meeting is open to visitors. Booking Required: Tea/Coffee from 10:30. Costs are £29.50 or £6 without lunch. There will be no reimbursement for cancellations after 9 January 2012.

Event type: Meeting
Organised by: London and South East Branch Retired Members Section (REMS)
Contact details: John Belling
Email: john.a.belling.secrems@gmail.com
Tel: 07986 379935

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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, W1B 1NT
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11:00 – 17:00 12 Jan 2012
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