Priestley 2004: A conference to mark the bicentenary of the death of Joseph Priestley.

Saturday 8 May, 10am to 5pm, in the Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds.

The speakers will be:

Steven Burt (Education Leeds), “Priestley’s Leedsâ€?.

Geoffrey Forster (Leeds Library), “Priestley and the Founding of the Leeds Libraryâ€?.

Ruth Watts (University of Birmingham), “Education by Publication: Joseph Priestley and the Communication of Scienceâ€?.

John Goodchild (The John Goodchild Collection, Wakefield), “Priestley’s Religious Pilgrimage:

From Orthodoxy to Unitarianism; From the West Riding to the United States�.

David Knight (University of Durham), “Eclipsing Newton’s Glory: Priestley’s Chemistryâ€?.

Alison Kennedy (University of Stirling), “Historical Perspectives in the Mind of Joseph Priestleyâ€?.

John Christie (University of Leeds), “Priestley’s Politics of Religionâ€?.


The cost is £15 per person and includes morning tea/coffee and a buffet lunch. Prior booking is necessary and should be made as soon as possible.

Further information and booking forms obtainable from The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds LS1 6AL. Tel: 0113 2453071.

This conference is organised by the Leeds Library and the Leeds Philosophical & Literary Society.