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Contextual Lecture: The Life and Work of Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Part of the Contextual Lecture Series: London: The Making of a Global City

Faraday, amongst much else, invented the electric motor, transformer and generator and formulated the field theory of electro-magnetism without which life today would be entirely different. This talk will examine Faraday’s life - from the son of a dissenting blacksmith to scientific fame - along the way looking at his other interests, such as religion and art.

Frank James is Professor of the History of Science at the Royal Institution and University College London. He edited Faraday’s correspondence in six volumes and wrote the OUP Very Short Introduction on him.

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Start date
30 May 2017
10.30 - 11.30am / Linbury Room
£12, £10 Friends