On Saturday 6 September, trips to Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, and to the Cavendish Laboratory Museum are planned. The trip to Woolsthorpe Manor (9am - 2pm) costs £20, which includes coach fare and entrance fee. The visit to the Cavendish Laboratory (9am - 12pm) is free but will entail delegates making their own way to the site in West Cambridge. Please note the trips are mutually exclusive.
Titles of Invited talks
The induction coil: the natural and social history of a physics instrument
Volta, batteries and the marvels of current electricity
Why were Cavendish's electrical researches important to Maxwell?
From Power physics to Pure physics? Reflections on a changing discipline
History of physics, and what it's good for
Demystifying Maxwell's demon: Its historical role on the route from thermodynamics to (quantum-) information theory
Physics and Trinity College
This splendid apparatus: the material culture of electro-magnetic induction
The dynamics of concepts in early electromagnetism
The science museum: a discussion of contemporary issues around the presentation of science and its history in museums, galleries and science centres with the Director of the London Science Museum, Dr Ian Blatchford, and the Director of Wellcome Collection, Dr Ken Arnold, as speakers. Chaired by Professor Jim Bennett, Visiting Keeper at the Science Museum.