The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is holding a meeting entitled “The Scottish Chemical Diaspora” on Saturday 13 December 2008 at the main building of Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, beginning at 11.30am in Rooms 538 & 540 (5th floor).


11.30 Dr Robert Anderson: Cambridge University From Union to Jubilee: The Southerly Drift

12.00 Dr Georgette Taylor: University College, London Chemistry translated from Scotland to London: George Fordyce’s modifications to William Cullen’s chemical pedagogy

13.00 Lunch Interval

13.45 SHAC AGM

14.00 Professor Colin Russell: The Open University Pioneer in the Scottish Chemical Industry: Archibald Cochrane, 9th Earl of Dundonald

15.00 Dr John Christie: Oxford University On board the Alliance, the Harbour at L’Orient, 14th. May,1779. 16.00 Presentation of Partington Prize and Drinks Reception

The meeting will close at 17.00.

The meeting is open to all at a fee of £10.00 for members and £15.00 for non- members (including drinks reception). Lunch will not be provided.

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Anna Simmons Hon. Secretary Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry