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Online event: The poet and the polymath in 3D / 29 January 2022

An online 3D event celebrating the anniversaries of the births of Robert Burns and Charles Wheatstone, will be held on Saturday, 29 January 2022 at 1730 GMT. It is free but registration is required. The programme will feature: 

Robert Burns – Scotland’s National Poet – His Life and Legacy in Stereoscopic 3D

Speaker: Dr Peter Blair 

Robert Burns (1759–1796), Scotland’s national bard, was born on 25 January 1759. Known as the ploughman poet, in spite of his humble background and lack of formal education, he became celebrated during his short life for his contribution to Scottish literature and culture. His poetry and songs are enjoyed around the world. Stereoviews were popular “Burnsiana” souvenirs and a selection from my collection will be used to illustrate this talk on his life and legacy.

Remembering Charles Wheatstone, the Inventor of the Stereoscope

Speaker: Denis Pellerin

Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), British scientist and polymath, was born on 6 February 1802. Despite a long and brilliant career and the multiple inventions we owe him – including that of the stereoscope in 1832 – he is hardly remembered these days and very few traces of his stay on this earth remain.

Registration can be made here via this Eventbrite link

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