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1st December, 2015

Wheatstone Exhibition

Event Details

Date:
1st December, 2015
Time:
Monday to Friday 09.30 - 17.00; Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
End Date:
19th December, 2015
Venue:
The Weston Room, Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR
Price:
Free

Getting the message across: a Victorian inventor at King’s

In this exhibition we celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-75), scientist, inventor, pioneer of the electric telegraph and professor of experimental philosophy at King’s.

Visitors will be able to see some of the objects with whose invention this remarkable man was associated, including the electric telegraph, the stereoscopic photograph and a very unusual musical instrument.

Through Wheatstone’s letters and through items in his extensive personal library we explore his wide-ranging interests and his relationships with many of the leading scientists of his day, such as Michael Faraday. This exhibition will intrigue anyone with an interest in the history of science, musical instruments or the Victorian age.

 


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