Public Lecture: Longitude Found | University of Oxford

Public Lecture: Longitude Found

Speaker
Dr Richard Dunn
Event date
Event time
19:00
Venue
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Venue details

Basement Gallery

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

In July 1714, parliament passed the Longitude Act, sparking a competition to solve the greatest maritime problem of the age - how to find exact position at sea. Dr Richard Dunn (Royal Museums Greenwich), curator of the new Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, offers his new interpretation of this remarkable story.