A one-day conference hosted by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry.


A meeting to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dalton’s first announcement of his atomic theory will be held on Tuesday 21 October 2003 in the Cardwell Auditorium of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester. Free parking is available at the Museum for those attending. PROGRAMME 11.45 Coffee

12.00 Dr Diana Leitch and Mr John Woodhouse, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. “The Dalton Archives”

12.45 LUNCH

13.45 Dr Howard R. Oliver, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, “Dalton’s Meteorology”

14.30 Mrs Raj Williamson-Jones, UMIST. “A New Light on Dalton’s Atomic Theory: The Manchester Gas Affair”

15.15 Prof. Mel Usselman, University of Western Ontario and Dr Katherine Watson, Oxford Brookes University “A Reconstruction and Analysis of the Contentious Nitrous Gas Experiments”

16.00 Dr Sydney Ross, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, “Dalton’s Lakeland Excursions”

The meeting will close at 16.45.

The meeting fee is 10 UK pound and the charge for lunch is 6 UK pounds.

Further particulars and a registration form are available from: by email from [email protected] or at http://www.ambix.org/ (click “Event). or John Hudson, Graythwaite, Loweswater, Cockermouth CA13 0SU

Those attending the meeting may also wish to attend the lecture entitled “John Dalton, Manchester Man” to be given by Prof. Arnold Thackray at 19.30 in the Renold Building of UMIST. There is no charge, but admission is by ticket only obtainable from Manchester Lit. and Phil., Loxford Tower, Lower Chatham Street, Manchester M15 6BS. Tel. 0161 247 6774. Email [email protected] ————-