WORKSHOP    Civic Science: Oliver Lodge, Physics, and the Modern University, Poynting Physics building, University of Birmingham, 9 November 2013.

Organized by the AHRC Research Network Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1875-1940.

Registration is now open for the first of our workshops, on Lodge, physics, and the place of science in the civic university of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  The day features papers, a tour of the Lodge materials in the Cadbury Research Library, and a roundtable on Lodge and his legacy.  In the evening there will be a Victorian Science Spectacular, which is also open to the public.

Registration is free.  To register, email the organizers at [email protected] by 1 November 2013.  Further details on the conference website:

The programme is as follows:

10:00 Registration and coffee
10:30 Welcome and opening remarks
10:45 Keynote One.  Iwan Morus (Aberystwyth University): ‘”That Taste for Learning and Science”: Science and Civic Identity in Victorian Wales’
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Tour of Lodge materials in the Cadbury Research Library
14:00 Panel Session featuring Imogen Clarke: ‘Looking beyond the ‘Modernists’: Sir Oliver Lodge and the Public Face of 1920s Physics’
           and Peter Rowlands (University of Liverpool): ‘Oliver Lodge’s Subliminal Influence’
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Keynote Two.  Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds): ‘Civic science and the spatial politics of ‘pure’ vs. ‘applied’ knowledge at Birmingham’
16:45 Roundtable Discussion featuring Matthew Stanley (New York University); Iwan Morus; Imogen Clarke; Peter Rowlands; Graeme Gooday.
17:45 Wine reception
18:30 Victorian Science Spectacular!

This event has been organized by the AHRC Research Network ‘Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1875-1940’