Lunar Society

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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 ... The result was to be the society's most productive era ...
Soho House
... 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 ...
History Of Birmingham - The Midlands Enlightenment and The Industrial Revolution, 1680–1791 - Enlightenment, Nonconformism and Industrial Innovation
... century the town's leading thinkers – particularly members of the Lunar Society of Birmingham such as Joseph Priestley, James Keir, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, William Withering and Erasmus Darwin – had become ... The Lunar Society was "the most important private scientific association in eighteenth-century England" and the Midlands Enlightenment "dominated the English experience of ... Nonconformist 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 ...
Joseph Wright Of Derby - Painting The British Enlightenment
... Wright also had connections with Erasmus Darwin and other members of the Lunar Society, which brought together leading industrialists, scientists, and philosophers ... notable for their use of brilliant 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 his outspoken support for the French Revolution ...

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