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Guided Tour of the Royal Society
20th February 2019 @ 11:30 am
The HHS February visit is a trip to the Royal Society. From its beginnings in 1660, the Society is now the independent scientific academy of the UK and Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.
The Royal Society is situated at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace SW1Y 5AG. This John Nash building was formerly the site of the German embassy. A number of interiors remain (although it sounds as if they may mean mainly doors and door handles!) from the refurbishment commissioned by von Ribbentrop in 1936 – the only work in Britain designed by Hitler’s chief architect Albert Speer. There is an exhibition space which is free to the public but otherwise entry is restricted.
Our tour includes a visit to the archives and I have already asked to see the FRS certificates of Tottenham scientists John Eliot Howard, who developed quinine and Luke Howard, ‘The Man who names the Clouds’, who were both Fellows of the Royal Society. If you have any requests for archive items to be shown to us, do please let me know.
The tour lasts an hour and costs £10.00 payable on the day. Numbers are limited so please book early by emailing email@example.com or call/text 07757414363.
Image of The Royal Society, London, 1952 Wikimedia Commons