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A presentation by Susan Bennett MA

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From its foundation in 1754 the RSA has poked its nose into everything from the ‘polite arts’ to science and technology, with many other areas of interest in between.  The Society encouraged inventions and developments through its ‘premium’ system which developed in the mid-19thcentury into a wide-ranging lecture programme.  The RSA also led a number of campaigns, as well as laying the groundwork for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

About the Speaker

Susan Bennett MA

Founder member and Honorary Secretary of the William Shipley Group for RSA History (founded 2004) and as former RSA Curator/Archivist Susan Bennett has given presentations and published articles on many aspects of the RSA’s rich and varied history.

Her book A Thankless Child.  The Life and Times of Georgiana Jane Henderson (1771-1850) was published in 2020.

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