The quest for longitude, coming to Guildford on 14th May

Picture of Dr Higgett

Rebekah Higgitt talking at Flamsteed Astronomical Society

The last of this academic year’s Institute of Physics South Central Branch talks hosted at the University of Surrey is on Wednesday 14th May.  Each year I try to have one talk which is about the history or philosophy of science, and this talk is the one I’ve organised for this year.

It’s by Dr Rebekah Higgitt, of the University of Kent, and it’s titled “Not to be found by Clockwork alone”: the essential role of astronomy in the quest for longitude.  The full abstract can be found on the Branch Calendar, and a biography of the speaker on her University profile.  Dr Higgitt tweets as @beckyfh.

The talk is in the usual place (Lecture Theatre D) at the usual time (7pm).