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Publishing Faraday’s Candle

by Frank James
Publishing Faraday’s Candle
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1077 views
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Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle is arguably the most popular science book ever published. Based on Faraday’s final series of Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution, it has never been out of print in English since it was fi....

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Alchemy and patronage in Tudor England

by Jenny Rampling
Alchemy and patronage in Tudor England
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1069 views
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Dr Jenny Rampling, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge.  In early modern England, alchemical practitioners employed a range of strategies to win the trust and support of powerful, even royal, patrons: from the preservation of healt....

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Dream to reality?

by Susan Mossman
Dream to reality?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 878 views
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Plastics pioneers had great aspirations for their new materials. Roland Barthes called plastics “a miraculous substance . . . a transformation of nature”. Serendipity, careful experimentation and entrepreneurial skills have all played significant....

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