Professor Jim Bennett is a historian of science who has worked mainly on the physical sciences and practical mathematics, and their intersection in astronomy. He concluded his career in universities and museums as Director of the Museum of the History of Science and Professor of the History of Science in the University of Oxford. He is currently President of the Hakluyt Society.
Following this talk in the RDS Library Speaker Series a reception and book launch will take place in the Library to mark publication of, ‘William E. Wilson (The Work and Family of a Westmeath Astronomer’, by Ian Elliott and Charles Mollan. The book is Number 5 in the RDS Science and Irish Culture Series.