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The common purposes of life : science and society at the Royal Institution of Great Britain

Author: Frank A J L James; Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England : Ashgate Pub. ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2002.
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A study of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, through thematic and chronological chapters. Topics covered include: the acquisition and construction of the Royal Institution; John Tyndall at the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Common purposes of life.
Aldershot, Hants, England : Ashgate Pub. Ltd. ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2002
(OCoLC)606042684
Online version:
Common purposes of life.
Aldershot, Hants, England : Ashgate Pub. Ltd. ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2002
(OCoLC)606926542
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank A J L James; Royal Institution of Great Britain.
ISBN: 075460960X 9780754609605
OCLC Number: 50164525
Description: xvi, 456 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface / Susan Greenfield --
Introduction / Frank A.J.L. James --
'A national treasure house of a unique kind' (W.L. Bragg): Some Reflections on Two Hundred Years of Institutional History / Sophie Forgan --
Acquiring and Constructing the Royal Institution in Mayfair / H.J.V. Tyrrell --
Forging Identity: The Royal Institution's Visual Collections / G.M. Prescott --
Establishing the Royal Institution: Rumford, Banks and Davy / David Knight --
Running the Royal Institution: Faraday as an Administrator / Frank A.J.L. James --
John Tyndall at the Royal Institution / J.D. Burchfield --
Exploring the Hyperarctic: James Dewar at the Royal Institution / William H. Brock --
'Temporary Hotel Accommodation'? The Early History of the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory, 1894-1923 / Katherine D. Watson --
Craftsmanship and Social Service: W.H. Bragg and the Modern Royal Institution / Jeff Hughes --
'A Big Happy Family': The Royal Institution under William and Lawrence Bragg, and the History of Molecular Biology / Viviane Quirke --
L'affaire Andrade or how not to Modernise a Traditional Institution / Frank A.J.L. James, Viviane Quirke --
Fifty Years at the Royal Institution / Ralph Cory --
Some Memories of the Royal Institution and its Laboratories 1900-1950 / W.J. Green --
Officers and Staff of the Royal Institution 1799-2002 --
Biographical Register.
Responsibility: edited by Frank A.J.L. James.
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