steve jones

steve jones

No Need for Geniuses - Professor Steve Jones

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In the upheaval of the French Revolution, another quieter revolution was born that changed the scientific world forever: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/no-need-for-geniuses-scientific-revolutions-and-revolutionary-scientists-in-the- The French Revolution is famous for its political upheavals, but few know that it was also a time when Paris was the world centre of science in a way that has never been matched before or since. I will take a tour of the city from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs Elysees, taking in the Tour de France on the way, to show how a small group of talented men and women revolutionised science from physics to biology - and how some of them paid a heavy price. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/no-need-for-geniuses-scientific-revolutions-and-revolutionary-scientists-in-the- Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege Instagram: http://www.instagram/greshamcollege