Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Do you organise talks?

Register to tell us about them. The Lecture List is a great place to be listed, but it's also an easy place to upload your information to. It's very simple and costs nothing. Find out more

Help!

Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

The Lightning Conductor: Benjamin Franklin

Franklin’s fascinating invention is discussed – and the relationship between this and his role as a political lightning conductor during the American Revolution.


Benjamin Franklin - scientist, inventor, diplomat and more - was famous before he arrived in London in 1757 for his work on electricity. His famous – and dangerous! – kite and key experiment proved that lightning was, in fact, “electrical fluid” and led to his subsequent development of the lightning rod to protect buildings from its devastating effects. Benjamin Franklin House Operations Manager, Alice Kershaw, discusses Franklin’s fascinating invention – and the relationship between this and his role as a political lightning conductor during the American Revolution.


Speaker(s):

Alice Kershaw | talks

 

Date and Time:

16 March 2009 at 1:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
London
London
WC2N 5NF
0207 839 2006
http://info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

More at Benjamin Franklin House...

 

Tickets:

£5/£3.50

Available from:

Call 0207 839 2006 or email info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.

Comments

If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.



 

Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund