The X Club

Written By Ruth Barton
The X Club
  • Publsiher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 21 November 2018
  • ISBN : 022655175X
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The X Club written by Ruth Barton which was release on 21 November 2018, this book published by University of Chicago Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In 1864, amid headline-grabbing heresy trials, members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were asked to sign a declaration affirming that science and scripture were in agreement. Many criticized the new test of orthodoxy; nine decided that collaborative action was required. The X Club tells their story. These six ambitious professionals and three wealthy amateurs—J. D. Hooker, T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, John Lubbock, William Spottiswoode, Edward Frankland, George Busk, T. A. Hirst, and Herbert Spencer—wanted to guide the development of science and public opinion on issues where science impinged on daily life, religious belief, and politics. They formed a private dining club, which they named the X Club, to discuss and further their plans. As Ruth Barton shows, they had a clear objective: they wanted to promote “scientific habits of mind,” which they sought to do through lectures, journalism, and science education. They devoted enormous effort to the expansion of science education, with real, but mixed, success. ​For twenty years, the X Club was the most powerful network in Victorian science—the men succeeded each other in the presidency of the Royal Society for a dozen years. Barton’s group biography traces the roots of their success and the lasting effects of their championing of science against those who attempted to limit or control it, along the way shedding light on the social organization of science, the interactions of science and the state, and the places of science and scientific men in elite culture in the Victorian era.

The X Club

The X Club
  • Author : Ruth Barton
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-21
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : In 1864, amid headline-grabbing heresy trials, members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were asked to sign a declaration affirming that science and scripture were in agreement. Many criticized the new test of orthodoxy; nine decided that collaborative action was required. The X Club tells their story. These ...

The X Club

The X Club
  • Author : Anna Zaires
  • Publisher : Mozaika LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : A young journalist. An alien sex club. A Krinar who won’t take no for an answer. Amy Myers is tired of writing fluff. She wants to work on serious assignments—and what better way to prove herself than to uncover something new about the mysterious Krinar, the aliens who ...

Making Nature

Making  Nature
  • Author : Melinda Baldwin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Total pages : 309
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : Nature's shifting audience : 1869-1875 -- Nature's contributors and the changing of Britain's scientific guard : 1872-1895 -- Defining the "man of science" in Nature -- Scientific internationalism and scientific nationalism -- Nature, interwar politics, and intellectual freedom -- "It almost came out on its own" : Nature under L.J.F. Brimble ...

The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain
  • Author : Martin Daunton,Astor Professor of British History Martin Daunton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-26
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : This collection of essays explores the questions of what counted as knowledge in Victorian Britain, who defined knowledge and the knowledgeable, by what means and by what criteria. During the Victorian period, the structure of knowledge took on a new and recognizably modern form, and the disciplines we now take ...

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science
  • Author : John Holmes,Sharon Ruston
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-18
  • Total pages : 466
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was ...

Masculinity and Science in Britain 1831 1918

Masculinity and Science in Britain  1831   1918
  • Author : Heather Ellis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : This book offers the first in-depth study of the masculine self-fashioning of scientific practitioners in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. Focusing on the British Association for the Advancement of Science, founded in 1831, it explores the complex and dynamic shifts in the public image of the British ‘man of science’ and ...

Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley
  • Author : John Vernon Jensen
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 253
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : This volume presents a fresh view of Huxley's rhetorical experiences and legacy and closely analyzes his battle with orthodox theology. Careful attention is given to his reliance on three confidants, his maiden public lecture in 1852, his debate with Bishop Wilberforce in 1860, and his 1876 lecture tour of the United States....

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth Century Media

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth Century Media
  • Author : Louise Henson,Geoffrey Cantor,Gowan Dawson,Richard Noakes,Sally Shuttleworth,Jonathan R. Topham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : Written by literary scholars, historians of science, and cultural historians, the twenty-two original essays in this collection explore the intriguing and multifaceted interrelationships between science and culture through the periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Ranging across the spectrum of periodical titles, the six sections comprise: 'Women, Children, and Gender', 'Religious ...

Religion and the Challenges of Science

Religion and the Challenges of Science
  • Author : Richard Feist
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : Does science pose a challenge to religion and religious belief? This question has been a matter of long-standing debate - and it continues to concern not only scholars in philosophy, theology, and the sciences, but also those involved in public educational policy. This volume provides background to the current 'science ...

Edward Frankland

Edward Frankland
  • Author : Colin A. Russell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-04
  • Total pages : 556
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : This is the first scientific biography of Edward Frankland, probably the most eminent chemist of nineteenth-century Britain. Frankland discovered the chemical bond and founded the science of organometallic chemistry. He was a leading reformer of chemistry teaching, and the government's close adviser on urban water purity. From an apprenticeship in ...

Knowledge Communities in Europe

Knowledge Communities in Europe
  • Author : Bertold Schweitzer,Thomas Sukopp
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-10
  • Total pages : 164
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : The publication presents research results on a multitude of knowledge exchange processes in post-enlightenment Europe. These focus on the question in how far deeply rooted processes of knowledge exchange by transnational intellectual discourses and international expert communities have contributed to a variety of networks of European intellectual identities and research ...

Bugs and the Victorians

Bugs and the Victorians
  • Author : John F. M. Clark
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Total pages : 322
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : This text explores how science became increasingly important in 19th century British culture and how the systematic study of insects permitted entomologists to engage with the most pressing questions of Victorian times: the nature of God, mind, and governance, and the origins of life....

Darwin Then and Now

Darwin  Then and Now
  • Author : Richard William Nelson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-07-23
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : Darwin, Then and Now is a journey through the most amazing story in the history of science; encapsulating who Darwin was, what he said and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859. While recognized as one of the most influential individuals of the twentieth ...

The Invention of Telepathy 1870 1901

The Invention of Telepathy  1870 1901
  • Author : Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature Roger Luckhurst,Roger Luckhurst
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 324
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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Summary : The Invention of Telepathy explores one of the enduring concepts to emerge from the late nineteenth century. Telepathy was coined by Frederic Myers in 1882. He defined it as 'the communication of any kind from one mind to another, independently of the recognised channels of sense'. By 1901 it had become a ...

Verbal Ability for the CAT

Verbal Ability for the CAT
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 022655175X
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