Royal Society Lunchtime Lectures, Spring 2011

The Centre for History of Science is delighted to present the Spring series of ever-popular free Friday lunchtime lectures. All are welcome to attend, but please reserve your seat in advance to avoid disappointment! For descriptions of each lecture and to make reservations, please visit

 Ghosts of Women Past, Friday 18 February, 1pm-2pm Dr Patricia Fara, Clare College, Cambridge

 Doting on Instruments, Friday 25 February, 1pm-2pm Rebecca Pohancenik, Queen Mary

 Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty, Friday 4 March, 1pm-2pm Graham Farmelo

Free-thinking and language-planning in the 17th century Royal Society, Friday 11 March, 1pm-2pm Dr William Poole, New College, Oxford

 Science and the Church in the Middle Ages, Friday 18 March, 1pm-2pm Dr James Hannam

 A history of autism: my conversations with the pioneers, Friday 25 March, 1pm-2pm Adam Feinstein

 From butterflies to biochemistry: Frederick Gowland Hopkins and the chemistry of life, Friday 1 April, 1pm-2pm Dr Alison Thomas, Anglia Ruskin University

 'Behold a New Thing in the Earth!': Reflections on Science at the Great Exhibition, Friday 8 April, 1pm-2pm Prof. Geoffrey Cantor

 John Soane and the learned societies of Somerset House, Friday 15 April, 1pm-2pm Gillian Darley