Event Details

EGR Taylor lecture 2017 organised by the Hakluyt Society

  • 12/10/2017 18:30:00 to 12/10/2017 19:30:00
  • Royal Geographical Society, London

The E. G. R. Taylor Lecture for 2017 will be held at the House of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR on 12 October at 6

It is being organised this year by the Hakluyt Society and will be delivered by Captain M. K. Barritt RN, immediate past President. He will speak on ‘“Compassing the Vaste Globe”: Hydrographic Practitioners of the late Georgian Royal Navy’. He will examine the careers of two figures and a supporting cast, drawn from the lists in Professor Eva Taylor’s Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England. He will discuss the importance of adequate education and enlightened interest, and illustrate how global warfare against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France enabled the identification of a cadre which evolved into the Royal Naval Surveying Service. This profusely illustrated lecture will describe adventures in challenging waters as the Royal Navy exercised sea control and projected power ashore.

Admission to the lecture is free and advance bookings should be made by email or telephone (events@rgs.org and 020 7591 3100, respectively).

Supper will cost £30.00 for a two-course meal and coffee with two glasses of wine. The final deadline for booking suppers will be noon on Monday 9 October, but any cancellations or changes must be made by noon on Friday 6 October and it is regretted that cancellations after that date cannot be considered.

Doors will be open at 17.30 and access will be via the Kensington Gore entrance to the Royal Geographical Society. A pay bar will be open from 17.30 to 18.30.
Full details, including supper menu will be available from www.rgs.org/egrtaylor from August

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