History of Science, Technology and Medicine Meetings

September to November 2003

Tuesday 30 September, seminar at 6pm (tea from 5.30) Dr Peter Broks Common Knowledge: understanding popular science

Tuesday 28 October, afternoon meeting starting at 3.00 Fast, Faster, Fastest: Nobel Laureates in Chemical Kinetics Speakers at this meeting, organised jointly with the Historical Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, will be:

Dr Michael Hoare From Arrhenius to Zewail: A cursory history of chemical kinetics

Professor Sir John Rowlinson Gases, Liquids, solids and bacteria: Hinschelwood’s work in kinetics

Professor Brian Thrush The Life and Work of Ronald Norrish

Dr Frank A.J.L. James The Life and Works of George Porter

While booking is not essential it would be helpful if those intending to attend could inform Dr Frank James ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>) beforehand.

Tuesday 25 November, special lecture to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir John Soane starting at 7.30 Professor David Watkin The origin and progress of architecture according to Sir John Soane

For further details and booking information see p.15 of the Royal Institution autumn programme or visit www.rigb.org <http://www.rigb.org>

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