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Derby’s Moon-Struck Philosophers Exhibition

16 November, 2019, 9:00 am - 24 November, 2019, 5:00 pm

Explore the hidden history of Derby and how the people who lived here influenced scientific, political and philosophical thinking around the world. Uncover facts about the city’s past and the national and international impact of some of its previous residents.

A new library exhibition showcases the archives around members of the Derby Philosophical Society and their famous (and infamous) experiments. The exhibition is open throughout the festival. Visit the Library’s website to check opening times or phone 01332 642240.

Alongside the exhibition, join a free guided walking trail and tour to discover the significance of secret spots around the city to which the Derby Philosophers were closely connected. ‘Derby’s Moon-Struck Philosophers Tour’ will take place on Saturday 16 November 14:00-15:30 and Saturday 23 November 14:00-15:30. 

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Derby Local Studies and Family History Library

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16 November, 2019, 9:00 am
24 November, 2019, 5:00 pm
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Online: Derby Local Studies and Family History Library
Riverside Chambers, Full Street
Derby, East Midlands DE1 3AF United Kingdom
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01332 642240