The Spirit of Inquiry: how the Cambridge Philosophical Society shaped modern science


Lecture Overview

Dr Susannah Gibson, Author of The Spirit of Inquiry, 18:00 - 19:00

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Abstract as follows: Today, Cambridge is recognised as a world-leading centre for science, but it wasn’t always so. Discover how science in Cambridge developed thanks to the work of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, and hear of the ground-breaking research presented at its meetings over the last 200 years, from Charles Darwin’s Beagle letters to Lawrence Bragg’s x-ray crystallography.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry

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The Lecture Theatre is accessed from Lensfield Road, via a shared entrance road with the Scott Polar Research Institute (located on the left of the access way). The entrance to the Lecture Theatre is on right hand side towards the end of the shared entrance road. There is no direct access to the Lecture Theatre from the Department of Chemistry main entrance.


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Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW

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