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Finding lost science in early modern poetry

22 November, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Come to the Wellcome Library and rediscover how people in the early modern era understood science! You will be able to look at facsimiles and genuine early printed books describing scientific phenomena through poetry and containing remarkable images. In small groups you will be able to get close to the ‘real thing’! We will discuss questions such as why science was conveyed through poetry, what this tells us about the intended audiences, and how these books were produced. As a highlight there will be recitations of excerpts of poetry in the books.

No booking required.

For event information, please contact Gesine Manuwald at g.manuwald@ucl.ac.uk



22 November, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Event Partners
Wellcome Collection
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Wellcome Collection is wheelchair-accessible and offers a range of services for visitors with disabilities.


Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7611 2222