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Feb 16

Bloomsbury’s Heroes & Heroines of Medicine, Science & Invention

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT

You will be introduced to many remarkable if lesser known past habitués of the immediate area in and around Bedford Square.

This tour features technological and medical history, and notable among such for celebrating the stories of several women. This is the antidote to tours of Bloomsbury headlining with the British Museum and those literary and political figures who lived in squares and loved in triangles. In our case we start with the remarkable past inhabitants of Bedford Square; we listen to the words of a Georgian lord who dared to meddle with time itself; we hear of one lady who positively loved triangles, and another who took her scientific knowledge into the battlefield. Our walk ends near Lamb’s Conduit Street.
Our guide is long-standing LH Member Laurence Scales. Laurence came to guiding when he found that London’s amazing history of science, technology and invention was hardly represented among the tours on offer. He has led a number of tours for us, and also introduced us to many lesser known Londoners of note at our History in the Pub nights. He is an archive volunteer at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and also at the Royal Institution. Laurence has lectured at the Geological Society, Thames Shipbuilding Symposium, and Salon for the City, and has given several tours for London Month of the Dead.
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February 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT
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Bedford Square
Bedford Square, London, WC1B 5JR
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