Monday evening, January 12, 2015

A monday BMonday

Today is our first “working day.”  The weather was cloudy and drizzly throughout the day, making it easier to stay inside and focus our attention on our primary course papers.  Five students working on scientists (John Dalton, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, John Flamstead, and Isaac Newton) went to the Royal Society and registered to use its archives.  Everyone went to the Wellcome Library to register to use its history of medicine library.  Both libraries offer remarkable resources for the study of the history of science, medicine and religion.

Mid-afternoon, we visited the remarkable British Museum.  With limited time, we saw the Rosetta Stone from Egypt, the Elgin Marbles of the Parthenon from Greece, and the mummies from Egypt.  The Enlightenment Period exhibit of 17th and 18th century science was closed for refurbishing, but should reopen a few days before we leave.

This evening, we attended a first-rate theatre performance of “Wicked.”  Wow!  What fun!

Photographs, L to R: A-Interior of British Museum, B-Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre

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