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Epilogue

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William moved to the Royal Institution (Ri), finding contentment in its unique atmosphere. He pioneered radio science broadcasts and oversaw continuing research. Gwendoline died in 1929, but ... More


The art of popular lecturing on scientific subjects:The Royal Institution, 1954–66

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Royal Institution (RI) was founded in 1799 by a group of men headed by Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, and including Henry Cavendish, Sir Joseph Banks (President of the Royal Society), William ... More


The Genius

Jan Golinski

in The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Davy’s career as a public lecturer at the Royal Institution in London, in the first decade of the nineteenth century. To an audience drawn from the fashionable elite of the ... More


Alice Grace Jenny Bragg: ‘The Half Was Not Told’

A.M. Glazer and Patience Thomson

in Crystal Clear: The Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744306
eISBN:
9780191805721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744306.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins with an outline of the history of Alice Bragg’s family, starting first with her father’s side of the family and then her mother’s side, providing excerpts from her mother’s diary. ... More


The Showmen of Science Wood, Pepper, and Visual Spectacle

in Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the works of John George Wood and John Henry Pepper, considered as showmen popularizers of science in Victorian England, both of whom took advantage of the pictorial turn in ... More


The Discoverer

Jan Golinski

in The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers Davy’s role as a discoverer and its effect on the discipline of chemistry. It discusses his discoveries of several previously unknown chemical elements in terms of the material ... More


Maritime Strategic Thought and International Law

Gabriela A. Frei

in Great Britain, International Law, and the Evolution of Maritime Strategic Thought, 1856–1914

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198859932
eISBN:
9780191892356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859932.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 6 examines the development of maritime strategic thought in Great Britain from 1872 to 1914, analysing the debates at the Royal United Service Institution, which provided one of the most ... More


Paul and Early Film History

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Paul was an active member of many organisations dedicated to promoting interest in science generally and especially electrical engineering, His major contribution to the 1931 Faraday Centenary ... More


| 1823 The Triumphal Progress: Britain

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0039
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ørsted is invited to the Royal Society and honoured by Davy in Somerset House, where he gives a speech. He visits the University of Cambridge and talks science with Whewell et al. In London he is ... More


Hearing the Field

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The entwined stories of Charles Wheatstone and Michael Faraday interwove sound and electromagnetism, as had Hans Christian Ørsted’s original discoveries in that field. Though Faraday lacked ... More


The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Jan Golinski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a biographical study of the English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829). It considers Davy’s career as a process of experimental self-fashioning, in which his adaptation to the ... More


Architects of Structural Biology: Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

John Meurig Thomas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198854500
eISBN:
9780191888793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Designed for the non-specialist, the explanations and illustrations used here describe the work, personalities, collaborations, and idiosyncrasies of four of the most distinguished Nobel Laureates of ... More


The property lobby

Bob Colenutt

in The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The focus of this chapter is the major organised lobby groups in the property market and their influence on Government policy. The objectives and activities of the Country Land and Business ... More


The Salt Makers

Peter Wothers

in Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter's Wolf: How the elements were named

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199652723
eISBN:
9780191918230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652723.003.0013
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

This chapter looks at the elements from the penultimate group of the periodic table—the halogens (‘salt-formers’). We shall see that the first of these elements was discovered by Scheele during his ... More


Melting Ice Rivers

Cheryl Colopy

in Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia’s Water Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199845019
eISBN:
9780197563212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199845019.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Management of Land and Natural Resources

From a remote outpost of global warming, a summons crackles over a two-way radio several times a week: . . . Kathmandu, Tsho Rolpa! Babar Mahal, Tsho Rolpa! Kathmandu, Tsho Rolpa! Babar Mahal, Tsho ... More


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