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Royal Institution (of Great Britain)

Categories: Science

A group of men started meeting at Gresham College and formed a society to promote experimental knowledge. Achieved the royal charter in 1662. Still in its original premises in Albemarle Street.

Michael Faraday founded the RI Christmas Lectures. It was due to the crowds visiting the RI that Albemarle Street became the first one-way street in London. According to Londonist ten chemical elements were discovered within its walls and 14 Nobel Prizes were earned here. But women fellows were not elected until 1945.

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Royal Institution (of Great Britain)

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Faraday on the ICI building entrance doors

These doors are in the centre of the river frontage of the building. Mapping...

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John Logie Baird - IEEE

From The Register: "On the afternoon of 26 January 2017 – exactly 91 years to...

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John Logie Baird - N10

John Logie Baird John (Logie) Baird, the inventor of the first television, wa...

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Michael Faraday statue

In his right hand he holds an induction coil. The marble original of this sta...

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Westminster Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution

Westminster Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution

In 1856 this building was purchased by the Vestry Council of St Margaret and St John in Westminster to provide premises for a public library as described in the 1855 Public Libraries Act, thus beat...

Building, Literature, Science

1 memorial
Astronomical Society

Astronomical Society

From the picture source website: "... conceived on 12 January 1820 when 14 gentlemen sat down to dinner at the Freemason's Tavern, in Lincoln's Inn Fields .... the new Society was born on 10 March ...

Group, Science

1 memorial
Nicholas Culpeper

Nicholas Culpeper

Physician, botanist, herbalist, astrologer and writer. Probably born at Ockley, Surrey. In about 1635 left Cambridge and came to London. This was prompted by the death of his intended. On her way t...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Science

1 memorial
Sir John Lubbock

Sir John Lubbock

Banker, politician and scientific writer. Born at 29 Eaton Place. He went into his father's banking business at the age of 14 and became a partner in 1856. Entered parliament in 1870, and succeeded...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Science

1 memorial
Chambers Nicholson

Chambers Nicholson

Chemist and dye manufacturer. We found this man in Grace's Guide: Born in Lincoln as Edward Chambers Nicholson. 1845 became one of the first students at the Royal College of Chemistry. 1853 he form...

Person, Science

1 memorial