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3-D TALKS - THE POET AND THE POLYMATH - Robert Burns and Charles Wheatstone

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Photo historians Dr. Peter Blair and Denis Pellerin celebrate in 3-D the anniversaries of the births of Robert Burns and Charles Wheatstone

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THE POET AND THE POLYMATH

Robert Burns and Charles Wheatstone

3-D talks by photo historians Dr. Peter Blair and Denis Pellerin

Saturday 29 January at 5.30 p.m. G.M.T.

Robert Burns – Scotland’s National Poet - His Life and Legacy in Stereoscopic 3D

Speaker: Dr. Peter Blair

Robert Burns (1759–1796), Scotland’s national bard, was born on 25 January 1759. Known as the ploughman poet, in spite of his humble background and lack of formal education, he became celebrated during his short life for his contribution to Scottish literature and culture. His poetry and songs are enjoyed around the world. Stereoviews were popular “Burnsiana” souvenirs and a selection from my collection will be used to illustrate this talk on his life and legacy.

Remembering Charles Wheatstone, the inventor of the Stereoscope

Speaker: Denis Pellerin

Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), British scientist and polymath, was born on 6 February 1802. Despite a long and brilliant career and the multiple inventions we owe him – including that of the stereoscope in 1832 – he is hardly remembered these days, and sometimes for the wrong reasons. The talk will take you through the life and achievements of this great man who has never been honoured as he should have.

The link to the event will be sent on Friday 28 January around 6.00 p.m. G.M.T. If you do not get it by the end of that day, please contact Denis Pellerin BEFORE 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 29 January at denis@londonstereo.com. Thank you !

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