Lunar Society Birmingham Heritage Trail

Lunar Society Birmingham Heritage Trail

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St. Philip's Cathedral

Colmore Row

Birmingham

B3 2QB

United Kingdom

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Join this guided walk to learn more about the Lunar Society and 18th century Birmingham.

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Join this guided walk to learn more about the Lunar Society and 18th century Birmingham by following in its members’ footsteps. This pleasant walk takes advantage of some of the more distinctive and attractive aspects of the city and will take about one and a half hours.

Founded around 1765, the Birmingham Lunar Society was an informal group of friends who’s lively meetings and conversations, letters and experiments were to have a global impact on scientific understanding during the late 18th century. The walk will tell the story of the Society’s positive contributions to society, but will also look at some more ambiguous activities, not least how some of its members benefitted from their links to international trad and the growth of the British Empire.

The walk will start at the entrance of Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, B3 2QB

This is a City Centre Walk. There will be uneven pavements and canal towpaths.

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