Tuesday 29 November, at 6 pm Lecture Theatre C 2, Renold Building, University of Manchester

Professor John Heilbron will speak on ‘Air-pumps, cyclotrons and black-boxes: experimental apparatus as nascent technology’

Preceded by tea from 5-30, and followed by wine reception (in Barnes Wallis Building) All at the University of Manchester North Campus (formerly UMIST). Directions see: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/visitors/travel/maps/

The lecture commemorates Professor Donald Cardwell who established the study of History of Science and Technology in Manchester and was the chief founder of the Museum of Science and Industry. He taught at what was then UMIST, but had close links with the Victoria University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.

The speaker this year is Professor John Heilbron who taught for many years at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Museum for the History of Science.

This year’s lecture is jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the Faculty of Life Sciences, and the Centre of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.