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Strata, sea and sky: three pioneers at work in nineteenth-century Yorkshire

Lectures
Date
29 Jan 2019
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Richard Morris, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, University of Huddersfield

Event Information

Strata, sea and sky: three pioneers at work in nineteenth-century Yorkshire
Richard Morris, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of Huddersfield

Richard Morris’s recent book Yorkshire examines how England’s largest county took shape as a place and an identity. In this talk, he will single out three figures who are prominent in the book – the whaling master, Arctic navigator and (latterly) clergyman William Scoresby (1789-1857), the engineer and aeronautical pioneer George Cayley (1773-1857), and the geologist William Smith 1769-1839 – and look at aspects of their backgrounds, context, achievement, influence and legacy, and interactions between them.

Yorkshire by Richard Morris ISBN 9780297609438

Cover image Joe Cornish