The state, science and Humphry Davy (Frank James - 2 Feb 2016)

source: UCL Lunch Hour Lectures  2016年2月10日
Speaker: Professor Frank James
UCL Science and Technology Studies

This year marks the bicentenary of the deployment of the safety lamp, invented by Hmphry Davy. Its remarkable success has tended to mask Davy's practical failures, including a diplomatic incident over unrolling the Heculaneum papyri and the disabling of the Royal Navy. Join Professor Frank James as he explains the difficulty of applying science successfully.

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