A Symposium to mark the 350th anniversary of The Royal Society, examining the early days of Wadham College, Gresham College and The Royal Society, together with the life and work of some of the founders of The Royal Society.
This first part of the conference includes the following talk:
The Setting up of The Royal Society by Professor Michael Hunter, Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London
Michael Hunter is a professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has conducted extensive research on the history of Britain’s Royal Society as an institution, and among his many writings are Boyle: Between God and Science (2009) and The Royal Society and Its Fellows, 1660–1700: The Morphology of an Early Scientific Institution (enlarged ed., 1994; originally published 1982).