The Notorious Sir John Hill: Georgian Celebrity Science and Attacks on the Royal Society

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Friday 12 October 2012 at The Royal Society, London

History of science lecture by Professor George Rousseau.

Event details:
George Rousseau is a Professor of History at the University of Oxford.

No man in Georgian England ever attacked the Royal Society more savagely than Sir John Hill (1714-1775), and no one in his era was more notorious for public scandal. This talk sketches Hill's multi-faceted life and assesses his attacks on the Royal Society and the changes they effected. George Rousseau's biography, the first ever written of this curious figure, has just appeared in America and will be on display during the lecture.

Attending this event:
This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 12:30pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Recorded audio will be available on this page a few days afterwards.

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