‘Behold a New Thing in the Earth!’: Reflections on Science at the Great Exhibition
Presenter: Geoffrey Cantor
Published: December 2012
Age: 14-19 and upwards
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Tags: Great Exhibition
Source/institution: Royal Society
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.