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Britain’s first commercial science Periodical

Anna Gielas in the Guardian describes how William Nicholson paved the way for the steady and reliable circulation of Science with his Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts.    

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In Good Society…

A list of societies of which William Nicholson was a member: The Cannonians (around 1780) – this was the name of an informal dining club that met in a cookshop in Porridge Island near St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields. Richard Kirwan’s Philosophical Society (1780-1787) had … Continue reading

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Q&A with Sue Durrell on William Nicholson

Sue Durrell is the editor of The Life of William Nicholson, a biography of an eminent Enlightenment figure whose significance to the scientific culture of the late eighteenth century has since been overlooked. Durrell and Peter Owen Publishers have revived this … Continue reading

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Professor Frank James, Locating William Nicholson

Locating William Nicholson   Frank A.J.L. James, Professor of the History of Science, the Royal Institution and University College London   William Nicholson is best remembered for two things: his founding and editing of A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, … Continue reading

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The Life of William Nicholson

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