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Annual General Meeting and Lecture Programme
Thursday 26th October 2006

Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
Tel: 01225 312084

14.00-1500 Dr Jim Bennett, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford "Imagining the death of the king,
or an unlikely application of pneumatics in 1794".
15.00-15.30Professor John Nye,
University of Bristol
"Bragg's bubble raft model".
15.30-16.00 TEA BREAK 
16.00-16.15Film of lecture by J.J.Thpmson lecturing at the Institute of Electrical Engineers around 1933 A brief celebration of J.J. Thomson to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centenary of his award of the Nobel Prize for Physics.
16.15-16.30Professor Denis Weaire, Trinity College, Dublin "The correspondence of George Francis Fitzgerald and other matters".
16.30-17.00 Dr Peter Ford, University of Bath "The life and times of Benjamin Franklin - an amazing polymath"

17.00-17.45 AGM of the History of Physics Group (Members only)
18.00-18.45 Visit to the nearby William Herschel Museum
from where he discovered the planet Uranus in 1781

All members of the History of Physics Group and their friends are welcome to attend. However, it would be useful if you could contact the Secretary of the History of Physics Group by e-mail or telephone if you are planning to do so.

Dr Peter J. Ford
Department of Physics
University of Bath
Tel: 01225 386446

Note from the webmaster: Traffic in central Bath is horrendous and parking virtually impossible, you are advised to travel by public transport. The meeting venue is about a ten minute walk from the railway station. There is an excellent train service from London (Paddington) to Bath along the line built by I.K.Brunel, born 200 years ago.

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