Romantic Chemistry exhibition

This exhibition runs from Fri, 25th Jan 2013 to Fri, 14th Jun 2013

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 5th Mar 2013

Exhibition of archives and artefacts from the collections of the Royal Society.

About the exhibition

The discovery of elements, materials vital to modern society, reached its zenith in the early 19th century. Then, chemists were popular and above all Romantic, epitomised by the young, handsome Sir Humphry Davy: not only a pioneering scientist, but a poet and and editor of Lyrical Ballads. Fashionable society in London and Paris flocked to hear lectures on the new world of gases and metals as scientists vied to be the next to find and name the building blocks of nature. The competition played out in the pages of the Philosophical Transactions and eventually in the race for the Royal Society's Presidency.

This exhibition uses the Royal Society's archives to tell the Europe-wide story of Davy, J J Berzelius, Charles Hatchett, and William Hyde Wollaston: the elements they uncovered and the modern world they built.

Cost: Free


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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

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