Lichfield, City of Philosophers

In the mid eighteenth century Lichfield became a ‘city of philosophers’.

With contributions from Dr Malcolm Dick and Desmond King-Hele, this film explores Lichfield’s rise as a cultural and intellectual centre.

In Lunar Society, Enlightenment,

The Lunar Men

Led by Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed from a group of amateur experimenters, tradesmen and artisans who met and made friends in the Midlands in the 1760s. Most came from humble families, all lived far from the centre of things, but they were young and their...



Dr Malcome Dick, Desmond King-Hele

Thanks to:

Erasmus Darwin House

Books from History West Midlands

Matthew Boulton:
Matthew Boulton:
A Revolutionary Player

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The Lunar Men
The Lunar Men
The Friends Who Made the Future 1730-1810

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