The Moon-Struck Philosophers

Local Studies and Family History Library Riverside Chambers

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Exhibition through November, events on various dates 6 - 27 Nov

About the event

Explore the hidden history of Derby and how the people who lived here influenced scientific, political and philosophical thinking around the world.

Throughout November a new library exhibition showcases the archives around members of the Derby Philosophical Society and their famous - and infamous – experiments. 

Visit Derby Local Studies and Family History Library to discover the wealth of primary material on display, along with some items on loan from Derby Museum. A series of free walks, talks and workshops will run alongside the exhibition:

Research Skills Workshop: Wednesday 6  November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book here

Philosophers Walking Tour: Saturday 16 November, 2pm - 3.30pm Book here             

Philosophers Walking Tour: Saturday 23 November, 2pm - 3.30pm Book here

Where are the Women? Talk: Sunday 24 November, 2pm – 3.30pm Book here

Research Skills Workshop: Wednesday 27 November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book here

Visit the exhibition, book ahead for the walking trail or use our digital trail guide to uncover facts about the city’s past and the national and international impact of some of its previous residents.
The exhibition is open throughout the festival. Visit InDerby Libraries to check opening times or phone 01332 642240. 

Register for walking tours at eventbrite

Prices & Offers

Free event