‘Behold a New Thing in the Earth!’: Reflections on Science at the Great Exhibition

View ‘Behold a New Thing in the Earth!’: Reflections on Science at the Great Exhibition RS Cantor

Presenter: Geoffrey Cantor

Published: December 2012

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 797 views

Tags: Great Exhibition

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Watch now

The Great Exhibition of 1851 has routinely been portrayed as a celebration of science, technology, and manufacturing. However, for many contemporaries – including Prince Albert – it was a deeply religious event. In analysing responses to the Exhibition, we shall examine the complex and fascinating relations between science, technology and religion at the start of the high Victorian period.

You may also like

RSC Burns


Lectures
1054 views

View more