September Public Meeting: Dr Stuart Clark – The Sensorium of God
On Wednesday 19th September, our guest speaker is the Society’s Vice-President Dr Stuart Clark who will be giving a talk called “The Sensorium of God”.
Based upon the second novel in his “The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth” trilogy dealing with key moments and dramatic struggles in humanity’s journey of understanding about the universe. The Sensorium of God examines the work of Isaac Newton and Edmond Halley, the theory of gravity and development of star charts.
“In the mid-17th century Edmond Halley, adventurer and astronomer, visits reclusive alchemist and fearsome mathematician, Isaac Newton, in Cambridge. No one understands why the planets move as Kepler so elegantly described almost a century earlier, and Halley asks Newton for help with solving the problem. Little does Halley know that this simple question will plunge both their lives into crisis, push Europe headlong towards the Age of the Enlightenment and catapult science into its next decisive clash with religion.”
Our talks are open to everyone, all are welcome. It takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 19th September. Doors open at 7.30pm – we will be holding our AGM before the talk which should begin at 8.15pm. Entry is £4 for non-members. For further information on how to get there, see the Events page.
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