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John Tyndall and the Winter of Discontent

Event Date: 24/04/2013
Event Location: Ulster Museum, Belfast

This is the third lecture of the four-part 'City of Science: Victorian and Edwardian Belfast' series organised by Queen's University Belfast (funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council). This series marks the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club's 150th anniversary in 2013.

John Tyndall’s famous Presidential Address to the Belfast Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1874 caused a storm of protest.

In its aftermath, local clergy vigorously opposed what they took to be Tyndall’s secularism. In an effort to stem the tide towards unbelief, they published pamphlets, preached sermons, and delivered lectures on the question of science and religion.  This local event, which echoed around the world, is the subject of this lecture by David Livingstone, Professor of Geography & Intellectual History at Queen’s University Belfast

The lecture will take place at 1pm and will aproximately last one hour. Tickets are free, but there are limited spaces. For more details on the event and how to book please visit the event page on the Ulster Museum website (opens in a new window).