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Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 6:00PM
Museum of London

Charles Dickens and Science

Lord Julian Hunt

In his novels and essays, Dickens showed his considerable knowledge about the scientific developments in the 1850s and 1860s, which he wove into his stories and descriptions of London's life and environment. His brilliant essay on 'a new ology' describes how a science moves from its first tentative steps to mature general concepts, when they are often transformed into other areas of science and human understanding - a very modern perspective.

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Lord Hunt is Emeritus Professor of Climate Modelling in the Department of Earth Sciences and an Honorary Professor of Mathematics at University College London. 

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16 June 2015

Charles Dickens and Science
Lord Julian Hunt

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