Annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture
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Annual E.G.R. Taylor lecture

Isaac Newton and The Haven-Finding Art - Professor Simon Schaffer

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30 PM
Where: Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR
United Kingdom
Presenter: Professor Simon Schaffer
Contact: RGS
020 7591 3000

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Isaac Newton and The Haven-Finding Art - Professor Simon Schaffer

Isaac Newton never went to sea, but maritime affairs played an important role in his career, in studies ranging from resistance to the movement of hulls to the vexed problems of longitude determination, the set of techniques E G R Taylor mapped out in her history of navigation as the 'Haven-finding Art'.

The lecture traces these interests, and uses them to replace Newton and his enterprises in the cultures of geography and navigation that helped encourage work in the mathematical sciences and natural philosophy in Baroque England.

Free. Lecture spaces are limited, book in advance.


Booking Information:

Thursday 10 October 6.30pm – 7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm)

Post-lecture supper £30, must be booked by noon on 7 October. Cancellations/changes will not be accepted.


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