Public lecture linked to the current exhibition, ‘Eccentricity: unexpected objects and irregular behaviour’
‘From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons’ by Dr Vicky Carroll
Tuesday, 23 August, 7 pm
Whether searching for fossil skeletons or wrestling alligators, scientists in the early 19th century earned their reputation as eccentrics! Dr Vicky Carroll, manager of the William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum, will give a public lecture about scientific eccentricity in the early 19th century, drawing on her book, ‘Science and Eccentricity: Collecting, Writing and Performing Science for Early Nineteenth-Century Audiences’.
Admission free. All welcome.