Science and Mining in the North East: George Stephenson, Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday
On December 5th, at 6pm, at The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne there will be a lecture as part of a day commemorating the 200th anniversary of Stephenson’s demonstration of his safety lamp. F A L James, MAE Professor of the History of Science, will be talking about Science and Mining in the North East: George Stephenson, Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday. This talk will compare the ‘engineering’ solution pursued by George Stephenson and the ‘scientific’ one followed by Humphry Davy, assisted by Michael Faraday. The simultaneity of these discoveries provoked a ferocious controversy between the main protagonists. The arguments were informed not only by the merits and
precise chronologies of development, but also by business, class, political and regional rivalries (this talk is FREE but please book a place).
Further details of the events that are running all day can be found at: