Robert Boyle Seminar


Robert Boyle Seminar

at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

Friday 2 December 2011


 We are grateful to The Robert Boyle Foundation for sponsoring this seminar.

This one-day seminar is now fully booked.

9.00am-9.30am: Registration.

9.30am: Chair: Professor James Malone, Director of the Robert Boyle Foundation.

Speaker: Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, London): ‘Robert Boyle’s Early Intellectual Evolution: A Reappraisal’.


Chair: Professor Theodore Hoppen (Professor emeritus, University of Hull):

Speaker: Ms Sue Hemmens (Marsh’s Library, Dublin): ‘Crow’s Nest and beyond: chymistry in The Dublin Philosophical Society, 1683-1709’.

Speaker: Dr Michelle DiMeo (Georgia Institute of Technology): ‘Katherine Ranelagh’s Influence on Robert Boyle’s Ethical and Intellectual Thought’.


2.00pm: Chair: Professor David Grayson (Head of the School of Chemistry, TCD)

Dr Iordan Avramov (The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): ‘Boyle as Reader’.

Dr Antonio Clericuzio (Università di Cassino), ‘The Organical Motions of Body Fluids’.  Robert Boyle’s investigations of human physiology.

4.00pm:Reception and launch of the ‘Alchemy and Chemistry at the Edward Worth Library’ web exhibition.


Contact details:
Dr Elizabethanne Boran,

The Edward Worth Library,
Dr Steevens’ Hospital,

Tel: 00 353 1 635 2215

More Boyle news: The heritage town of Lismore, Co. Waterford plays host to the Robert Boyle Science Festival from the 18th – 20th November 2011: Robert Boyle Festival.

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