Lunar Society

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History Of Birmingham - The Midlands Enlightenment and The Industrial Revolution, 1680–1791 - Enlightenment, Nonconformism and Industrial Innovation
... leading thinkers – particularly members of the Lunar Society of Birmingham such as Joseph Priestley, James Keir, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, William Withering and Erasmus ... The Lunar Society was "the most important private scientific association in eighteenth-century England" and the Midlands Enlightenment "dominated the English experience of ... phenomenon the members of the Lunar Society had a wide range of religious backgrounds, and Anglicans formed a majority of all sections of Birmingham society throughout the period ...
Lunar Society Of Birmingham - Development - Heyday of The Society 1780-1789
... In late 1780 the nature of the society was to change again with the move to Birmingham of Joseph Priestley ... Shortly after his arrival Lunar meetings moved from Sunday afternoons to Mondays to accommodate Priestley's duties as a clergyman, while the society's dependence on Matthew Boulton was lessened by holding meetings at ... The result was to be the society's most productive era ...
Joseph Wright Of Derby - Painting The British Enlightenment
... with Erasmus Darwin and other members of the Lunar Society, which brought together leading industrialists, scientists, and philosophers ... light on shade, are of, or were inspired by Lunar Society gatherings ... Joseph Priestley, a member of the Lunar Society, left Britain in 1794 after his Birmingham laboratory was smashed and his house burned down by a mob objecting to ...
Soho House
... (opened in 1995), celebrating his life, his partnership with James Watt and his membership of the Lunar Society of Birmingham ... In 1766 Boulton became one of the founders of the Lunar Society of Birmingham ... Soho House was a regular venue for meetings of the Lunar Society ...

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