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Science: a Romantic Voayge

Activity by Sheehan Misko   |   added on Mar 10, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Clinical Chemistry (www.clinchem.org)

Award-winning author and biographer Richard Holmes will explore the shared common aims and ambitions of the artist and the scientist to create the humanistic science that enriches our being.

December issue of Clinical Chemistry (www.clinchem.org):

 

SCIENCE: A ROMANTIC VOYAGE

Award-winning author and biographer Richard Holmes will explore the shared common aims and ambitions of the artist and the scientist to create the humanistic science that enriches our being. Richard Holmes has written 23 books, including Shelley: The Pursuit; Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772–1804; Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage; Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer; and The Age of Wonder. In this last book, he examines the life and work of the scientists of the Romantic age who laid the foundations of modern science. In addition to his books, Holmes writes and reviews regularly for various journals and newspapers, including The New York Review of Books. Richard Holmes has received much recognition for his work, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for biography), the Duff Cooper Prize, and the W.H. Heinemann Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the British Academy, has been inducted into the Order of the British Empire, and has been granted an honorary LittD degree by the University of East Anglia.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, networking, chemistry education, publications, art Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, general public, industrial chemists, universities, post graduate students, teachers, research scientists, women chemists, decision makers, educational institutions, tertiary education, secondary school students, secondary schools, school children, high schools, graduate students, secondary schools students
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