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The Swedenborg Society is a publisher, library, events space, museum, bookshop and regsitered charity. In addition to organizing events: lectures, conferences, exhibitions, performances and film screenings, we also publish a large selection of literature relating to the work of the philosopher, scientist, inventor, astronomer, mathematician, parliamentary figure and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). The Society's grade II listed premises in Bloomsbury, central London, are also available for private hire. For free updates on our events and publications please join our mailing list

SIMON SCHAFFER | FREE TALK |

Swedenborg's Lunars | Swedenborg Birthday Lecture 2015

Saturday 24 January 2015 | 4.00 pm | Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH | FREE ADMISSION, BUT BOOK IN ADVANCE! 

Please book your seat in advance by sending an RSVP to admin@swedenborg.org.uk. Priority booking will be given to Swedenborg Society members, so please, state if you are a Society member in the body of your email.

With the recent resurrection of a modern Longitude Prize for pioneering achievements in science, and a series of major exhibitions at the Royal Museums Greenwich, it is very timely, and with great pleasure, that the Swedenborg Society can announce that the speaker for next year's Swedenborg Birthday Lecture will be Simon Schaffer, Professor of History of Science at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of the British Academy and BBC4 presenter. Simon will be speaking on Swedenborg's lifelong quest to solve the longitude problem by astronomical observation of lunar position. More details of this fascinating talk can be found here.

Simon Schaffer is Professor of History of Science at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of the British Academy. Since 2010 he has been principal investigator on a project funded by AHRC in partnership with the National Maritime Museum to study the history of the Board of Longitude. In 2013 he wrote and presented a documentary film for BBC4 on the history of automata. In spring 2015 he is a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

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