University College London
The Jewish Historical Society of England, in conjunction with the Institute of Jewish Studies, presents Professor Geoffrey Cantor on Thursday 22 September. Professor Cantor will be speaking on 'Anglo-Jewry in 1851: The Great Exhibition and Political Emancipation'.
Geoffrey Cantor is Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Leeds and Honorary Senior Research Fellow (in the Science and Technology Studies Department) at University College London. He has previously held posts at UCLA and the Dibner Institute at MIT. Trained as a physicist, much of his early research concerned British science in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. More recently, he has focused on the complex interrelations between science and religion, primarily in the nineteenth century. A past-president of the British Society for the History of Science, he delivered (with Professor John Hedley Brooke) the Gifford Lectures at Glasgow in 1995-6, and co-directed (with Professor Sally Shuttleworth) the “Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical” project. His publications include Michael Faraday: Scientist and Sandemanian (1991), Quakers, Jews, and Science (2005), Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism (2006 – which he co-edited with Marc Swetlitz), and, most recently, Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851 (2011).
Reception: 6.15pm, Chadwick Lecture Theatre meeting room (UCL)
Lecture: 6.45pm, Chadwick Lecture Theatre (UCL)
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