In Conversation with Mr Nicholson

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St. George's Gardens

Wakefield Street

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WC1H 8HZ

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A conversation with the ghost of William Nicholson, 1753-1815, buried in St George's Gardens.

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At the turn of the eighteenth century, the Georgian polymath William Nicholson (1753-1815) changed the course of history when he launched his eponymous philosophical journal and split water with electrolysis – the technique which underpins the hydrogen fuel cell.

From his grave in St George’s Gardens, Nicholson’s ghost will be joining his biographer, Sue Durrell, and the Ucell energy team from University College London for a walk and conversazione to reminisce about his life at the crossroads of Georgian arts, literature, science, and commerce, and to discuss the importance of his discovery.

Ucell is the electrochemical energy outreach group at UCL, and a team will bring Nicholson’s experiment of 1800 to life and demonstrate how this translates into the clean energy generation concepts of the future.

This talk will take place with the safety and enjoyment of participants at its heart. Tickets are limited to comply with social distancing recommendations, and should these change further tickets will be made available.

There is an online version of this event also taking place on Tuesday 20 October at 2.30pm.

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