Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A number of enlightened Georgian thinkers lived and worked in Yorkshire.
The astronomer and composer, William Herschel composed his Richmond Symphony whilst staying in the town in 1760.
Captain Cook was revealing the extent of the known world, aided by the work of John Harrison and his quest to solve the problem of Longitude.
This talk will explore how some of the most impressive 18th century advances in science and the arts are rooted right here in our own backyard.