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21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom

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July 2019

James Watt Junior and Aston Hall by Chris Rice

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

Lecture by Chris Rice

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August 2019

The Six James Watts by Eleanor Beestin, Leicester University

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

200 years after the death of James Watt, he is remembered mainly as a famous engineer and Lunar Society member. However, this talk will not only discuss his achievements in the field of science, but consider the complex personality behind the engine, looking at Watt not just as an engineer but as a friend, an inventor, a father, a husband, and a scatter-brained, anxious genius.  

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November 2019

A mighty master of unmeaning rhyme: Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic Poets by Paul Whickman, Derby University

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

Lord Byron's dismissal of Erasmus Darwin as 'That mighty master of unmeaning rhyme' (English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809)), belies Darwin's status as one of the leading poets of his age. This lecture considers the significance of Darwin's relationship to the poets of the Romantic period. Not only was Darwin's poetry read by writers such as Coleridge and Byron, others such as Percy and Mary Shelley were strongly influenced by him. Dr Paul Whickman, Derby University.

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