The Fellowship: the story of a revolution

The Royal Society is holding a public lecture by John Gribbin titled ‘The Roots of the Royal, and the Scottish Connection’ on Tuesday 4 October 2005 at 6.30pm

How did a group of scientists get to establish a Royal Society? The author of The Fellowship, a new history of the scientific revolution and the origin of the Royal Society, will argue that it was largely thanks to Robert Moray, a Scot who managed to serve on both sides in the Civil War, he was the man with the Big Idea and the contacts to make it real.

Admission is free – no ticket or advance booking required.

Doors open at 5.45pm

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More information can be found at:

The Royal Society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG (nearest tubes: Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross) Tel: 020 7451 2683/2576 Email: [email protected]