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Lectures held on the night of the full moon

December 2022

18th Century Playbills by Professor Nick Seager

7th December 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£6.00

This interactive lecture is a chance to learn about and to work with playbills from Georgian England. These documents advertised the performance of plays and provide a fascinating window onto theatrical culture in the second half of the eighteenth century. Together, we'll think through how these ephemeral documents were used, their value as historical evidence, and the things they don't quite say. This lecture will be held at Erasmus Darwin House and can also be viewed on zoom.  Please select…

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February 2023

The Notebooks of Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) by Professor Sharon Ruston

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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6.00£

Tickets now available for zoom option only.   This first Lunar Lecture of 2023 will explore the notebooks of the early nineteenth-century chemist Sir Humphry Davy, best known for his miners’ safety lamp, known as the Davy lamp. Professor Sharon Ruston is leading a research council funded project to transcribe all of Davy’s 75 surviving notebooks, which reveal that he wrote poetry as well as science: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/humphrydavy/davy-notebooks-project/. After discussing Davy’s career and life briefly, and considering the notebooks as a…

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