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The Lunar Society and the Industrial Enlightenment: Origins and Significance by Dr Malcom Dick
February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm£8.00
Why did the Lunar Society emerge in the West Midlands in the 1760s and in what ways can we assess its importance besides exploring the lives of key individuals? This talk looks at the context in which the Lunar Men operated and suggests some agendas for future research.
Dr Malcolm Dick is Honorary Associate Professor of History at the University of Birmingham after serving as Director of the Centre for West Midlands at the University for many years. He has written extensively on the history of the Lunar Society and managed and edited projects that promoted the history of the region to a wide audience. These include Revolutionary Players https://www.revolutionaryplayers.org.uk/ and History West Midlands https://historywm.com/ In 2019 he was awarded an OBE for ‘outstanding services to History in the West Midlands’.