Join our curators and other experts as they share stories of the people, places, objects and ideas that reveal how science shaped London, and London shaped science.
Science City 1550–1800: The Linbury Gallery explores how London transformed from a modest commercial hub into a powerful metropolis and one of the world’s leading centres of science.
In collaboration with The Royal Society, the Science Museum has assembled a panel of experts for this free virtual event. Science City curator Alexandra Rose will highlight some of the gallery’s key objects, which reveal how the careers of figures such as Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke were embedded in London’s commercial life. Keeper of Science Collections Alison Boyle at the Science Museum will be joined by a number of experts to explore some of the stories attached to the objects in the collection.
Join us for a glimpse inside this wonderful gallery and a closer look at an unprecedented age of innovation.
Dr Alison Boyle—Keeper of Science Collections, Science Museum
Keith Moore—Head of Library and Information Services at The Royal Society
Professor Simon Schaffer—Professor of History of Science, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge University
Further speakers to be announced.