Group    From 1799 

Royal Institution (of Great Britain)

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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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Sir Frederick Hopkins

Sir Frederick Hopkins

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2 memorials
Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

Born at Kinnordy House, near Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland. Geologist. A practicing lawyer, deliberately working all over the country so he could study the local geology. His multi-volume "Principles...

Person, Law, Science, Scotland

3 memorials
Ludwig Mond

Ludwig Mond

Born in Germany. Studied chemistry and then worked in factories, coming to England in 1862. Following marriage in 1866 Frida and Ludwig moved to England, had two sons: Robert (see the Infants Hospi...

Person, Industry, Science

1 memorial
Dr John Percy

Dr John Percy

2014: Via Facebook Martin Evans suggests this man for the name panel at IC.  He was the first Professor of Metallurgy at the School of Mines so we agree, he must be our man. Born Nottingham.  Trai...

Person, Medicine, Science

1 memorial
Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

Explorer and naturalist.  Born Monmouthshire (which, if we can believe Wikipedia, between 1542 and 1974 was not definitively in either Wales or England).  Joined the family surveying business and l...

Person, Paranormal, Science, Malaysia, Singapore, South America, Wales

1 memorial