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Clubs & Coffee-Houses: Franklin and his London Friends

. To Franklin, London must have been a fascinating place, where he could mix with growing coffeehouse society of intellectuals, writers, scientists and artists. Lady Joan Reid, discusses many of these Enlightenment figures.


When Benjamin Franklin came to London in 1757 the city was the second largest in the world; its 750,000 inhabitants far out-numbering even the largest city in America, Philadelphia, which had a population of just 23,000. To Franklin, London must have been a fascinating place, where he could mix with growing coffeehouse society of intellectuals, writers, scientists and artists. Benjamin Franklin House Governor, Lady Joan Reid, discusses many of these Enlightenment figures, including Joseph Priestley, David Hume and Erasmus Darwin, and the ways in which their stories became entwined with Franklin’s own.


Speaker(s):

Lady Joan Reid | talks

 

Date and Time:

3 June 2009 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

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

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Tickets:

£5/£3.50

Available from:

Call 0207 839 2006 or email info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

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