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Albemarle Street: Portraits, Personalities and Presentations at The Royal Institution

John Meurig Thomas


The Royal Institution of Great Britain is renowned the world over, first, because if is a premier arena for the advancement of new scientific and technological knowledge; and second because it highlights the advance of knowledge of all kinds. It bridges the sciences and the humanities, and as much publicity is given to advances in the arts, archaelogy, architecture, drama and literature as to the pure and applied sciences. More famous scientists have lived and worked in the RI than in any other laboratory in the world. A roll-call includes Rumford, Davy, Faraday, Tyndall, Dewar, Rayleigh, W. H ... More

Keywords: Advances in science, popularization of science and the arts, special lectures for schoolchildren, oldest scientific laboarory in the world, showcase of science and the arts, Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy, H. G. Wells, Margaret Mead, Linus Pauling, David Attenborough

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192898005
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192898005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Meurig Thomas, author
Professor, University of Cambridge, UK