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The Robert Boyle Seminar

Activity by Elizabethanne Boran   |   added on Nov 01, 2011   |   Ireland Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): The Robert Boyle Foundation.

This one day seminar will focus on the life and work of Robert Boyle, and will take place at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

Robert Boyle Seminar

at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

Friday 2 December 2011


As space is limited, booking is essential for this one-day seminar.


9.00am-9.30am: Registration.

9.30am: Chair: Professor James Malone, Director of the Robert Boyle Foundation.

Speaker: Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, London): ‘Robert Boyle’s Early Intellectual Evolution: A Reappraisal’.

10.30am-11.00am Coffee/Tea

Chair: Professor Theodore Hoppen (Professor Emeritus, University of Hull):

Speaker: Ms Sue Hemmens (Marsh’s Library, Dublin): ‘Crow’s Nest and beyond:

chymistry in The Dublin Philosophical Society, 1683-1709’.

Speaker: Dr Michelle DiMeo (Georgia Institute of Technology): ‘Katherine Ranelagh’s Influence on Robert Boyle’s Ethical and Intellectual Thought’.

1.00pm-2.00pm: Lunch

2.00pm: Chair: Dr Michael John Gorman (Science Gallery, TCD)

Dr Iordan Avramov (The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): ‘Boyle as Reader’.

Dr Antonio Clericuzio (Università di Cassino), ‘The Organical Motions of Body Fluids’.  Robert Boyle’s investigations of human physiology.

4.00pm: Reception and launch of the ‘Alchemy and Chemistry at the Edward Worth Library’ web exhibition.

We are grateful to The Robert Boyle Foundation for sponsoring this seminar.


Contact details:

Dr Elizabethanne Boran,

The Edward Worth Library,

Dr Steevens’ Hospital,

Dublin 8,


Tel: 00 353 1 635 2215


Topic: chemistry education, seminars Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, universities
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