A post by Louise Marchal, the great-great niece of Frances Darlington whose statue of Joseph Priestley in Birstall was unveiled a hundred years ago.
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A response, to the blog of 26 September 2012 by Les Woodcock, from Norman and Elaine Beale, authors of Echoes of Ingen Housz, the recently published biography of Jan Ingen Housz. When asked, recently, what he thought of criticism of his work, the prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson, said that he didn’t care so long as ..... Read Post
It is not widely known that Joseph Priestley performed many experiments on electrical phenomena long before his discoveries and research into chemistry. His book The History and Present State of Electricity was published in 1767, seven years before he was credited with the discovery of Oxygen. The book contained detailed descriptions and diagrams of his ..... Read Post