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The Nine Lives of William Crookes

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The Nine Lives of William Crookes

Time: November 18, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Royal Society Library
Street: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
City/Town: London, SW1Y 5AG
Website or Map: http://royalsociety.org/
Phone: +44 (0)20 7451 2606
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Royal Society
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2009

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Chemist, photographer, editor, public health campaigner, business man, electrician, gold miner, glassworker and occultist: how did Sir William Crookes combine these, and other, "lives" to forge a scientific identity and become President of the Royal Society in 1913?

Professor William Brock, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science, having taught history of science and also directed the interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester.

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