A Georgian Chemist: Humphrey Davy Online Lecture

27th October, 2020

This illustrated talk will discuss the life and work of the Penzance-born Humphry Davy (1778-1829) and his rise from provincial obscurity to metropolitan fame, first as Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution and later as President of the Royal Society of London. Davy’s work ranged across diverse areas such as analysis of ancient Roman pigments, his attempts to unroll chemically the papyri excavated from Herculaneum as well as the advice he provided on ventilating buildings such as the House of Lords and Newgate Prison.
Contact: Georgian Group
Tel: +44 20 7529 8920
Email: office@georgiangroup.org.uk
Website: www.georgiangroup.org.uk/event-directory/humphry-davy/
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