A Georgian Chemist: Humphry Davy

A Georgian Chemist: Humphry Davy
 
 Starts at 6:30 pm

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This illustrated talk will discuss the life and work of the Penzance-born Humphry Davy (1778-1829) and his rise from provincial obscurity to metropolitan fame, first as Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution and later as President of the Royal Society of London. Davy’s work ranged across diverse areas such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas), agricultural chemistry, mineralogy, the miners’ safety lamp, analysis of ancient Roman pigments, his attempts to unroll chemically the papyri excavated from Herculaneum as well as the advice he provided on ventilating buildings such as the House of Lords and Newgate Prison.

Prof Frank James is a Professor of History of Science at UCL. He was formerly Head of Collections and Heritage at the Royal Institution.

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