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Sir Isaac Newton surrounded by symbols of some of his greatest findings. Illustration by Jean-Leon Huens, National Geographic Stock

Lecture: Isaac Newton’s Alchemy

October 6, 2015 — 

William R. Newman, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University

William R. Newman, Distinguished Professor and Ruth N. Halls Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University will deliver this year’s 2015 Connor lectures hosted by the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, St. John’s College and the University of Manitoba Student’s Union, (UMSU).

Through historical documents and experiments that demonstrate alchemical processes, these lectures will explain why one of the most insightful scientists in history was convinced that alchemical transformations were scientifically plausible.

On October 22, Professor Williams will deliver a free public lecture, “New Light on Isaac Newton’s Alchemy” and on October 23 he will deliver a specialized lecture, “Unsolved Mysteries of Isaac Newton’s Alchemical Practice”

What: 2015 Connor Lectures with William R. Newman
Topic: New Light on Isaac Newton’s Alchemy
When: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre, Rm. 172 in St. John’s College, 92 Dysart Rd.
Reception to follow

The specialized lecture – “Unsolved Mysteries of Isaac Newton’s Alchemical Practice”– will take place at 5:00 p.m. on October 23 in the Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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