We are delighted to announce a special event with one of the UK’s most preeminent philosophers, AC Grayling.  Author of over 30 books, his latest, which will be published in March, is dedicated to the European mind in the 17th century.  

“In this turbulent period, science moved from the alchemy and astrology of John Dee to the painstaking observation and astronomy of Galileo, from the classicism of Aristotle, still favoured by the Church, to the evidence-based, collegiate investigation of Francis Bacon. And if the old ways still lingered and affected the new mind set – Descartes's dualism an attempt to square the new philosophy with religious belief; Newton, the man who understood gravity and the laws of motion, still fascinated to the end of his life by alchemy – by the end of that tumultuous century 'the greatest ever change in the mental outlook of humanity' had irrevocably taken place.”

Join us, during British Science Week, for an ‘in conversation’ event with Professor Grayling, where he will talk about the rise of scientific thinking during the 17th century and answer questions from the audience.

The talk will be followed by a book signing. Ticket price includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.

**Tickets are £10 but this event is free to BSA members. If you are a Member or Friend of the BSA's membership scheme, please contact the membership office on membership@britishscienceassociation.org to claim your free ticket.**

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