Science and the English Enlightenment

Synopsis
Given that Newtonian science is usually identified with the culture of the Enlightenment of the 18th century, Dr Simon Schaffer considers the relationship between the way of life of the English élite and the place occupied by science in polite culture. Scientific instruments are examined in the context of music, architecture, painting and other aspects of 18th-century life. Filmed in Bath, Greenwich and the Science Museum, London.
Series
British History Videotape Series, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 29 min.
Year of production
1982
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £14.95 (+VAT +p&p) (World Microfilms)
Uses
A-level and undergraduate history.
Subjects
History
Keywords
Enlightenment; history of England; history of science; social history

Credits

Director
Colin Grimshaw
Producer
Denis Smith
Contributor
Kathleen Burk
Cast
Simon Schaffer 

Distributor

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Name

World Microfilms

Contact
Stephen Albert
Email
microworld@ndirect.co.uk
Web
http://www.microworld.uk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7586 4499
Fax
020 7722 1068
Address
PO Box 35488
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 6WD
Notes
World Microfilms distributes the Audio Forum collection of CDs for language learning and the Sussex Tapes library of video and audio material for sixth form and undergraduate teaching. The Sussex Tapes collection concentrates on the areas of English, history and music. Architecture programmes from the Masters of Architecture and Pidgeon Digital (qv) series of slides are sold on DVD as well as being accessible online via subscription.

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