John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker (Talk)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Arkwright Society Evening Talks

7.00pm Cheese & Wine: 7.30pm Talk starts

John Whitehurst was one of a select number of 18th Century men of science whose minds were as remarkable for their breadth as for their depth of knowledge.  Primarily remembered today as a notable clockmaker from Derby, Whitehurst was also an intrument-maker, mechanical engineer, hydraulicist, home-improver, meteorologist and contributer to the development of the steam engine.

During this talk, Maxwell Craven (author of John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Horologist), presents a brief life of this talented and engaging man, drawing together his various acheivements and his wide circle of acquaintences – many of whom were fellow members of the influential Lunar Society - and the legacy he has left behind.              

Your ticket includes Cheese and Wine

Places are limited and advanced booking is recommended: book on line here.

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