The Lunar Society of Birmingham; A bicentenary appraisal

  title={The Lunar Society of Birmingham; A bicentenary appraisal},
  author={Robert E. Schofield},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={144 - 161}
  • R. Schofield
  • Published 1 December 1966
  • History, Economics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
TWO hundred years ago there began to gather in an industrial town more than one hundred miles from London, that group of scientists and amateurs which became known as the Lunar Society of Birmingham.The Lunar Society was neither the first nor, in the long run, the most scientifically significant of the provincial societies to be organized in eighteenth century Britain; of the towns possessing them, Birmingham might reasonably be thought one of the least likely to have produced a society worthy… 
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