Science in Victorian Manchester

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Contents

The Structure of Science in Manchester in 1840
1
The Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and the Manchester ScientificCultural Network
5
The Manchester Natural History Society
14
Nihil Pulchrum Nisi Utile
16
The Manchester Mechanics Institution
20
The Manchester Geological Society
24
The Structure of Manchester Science in 1840
27
The Emergence of the Devotee The Changing Face of Amateur Science
34
Chemistry and Industry
134
CraceCalvert and Industrial Chemistry
141
The Impact of the Civic Scientists
146
Academic Science Owens College Born and Reborn
153
The Opening of the Owens College
157
A Serious Decline
164
A New Era
167
Building a Chemical School
175

William Sturgeon and the Royal Victoria Gallery
36
The Evolution of the Literary and Philosophical Society
41
James Joule as Devotee
49
Career Profile
60
The Surgeon as Devotee
66
Joseph Baxendell FRS 18151887
74
A Social Analysis
77
The Coming of the Civic Scientists
86
Liebig and the British Chemists
101
Science and Public Health
108
The Science of Civic Virtue Chemistry Health and Industry
117
Career Profile of Robert Angus Smith
123
Engineering and the Coming of Reynolds
182
Owens College Extended
190
Owens College Industrial Chemistry and the German Threat
196
Manchester and the Scientific Industry Question
202
University Science Arthur Schuster and the Organization of Physics in Manchester
214
The Articulation of Physics at the Victoria University
220
Creating the New Physical Laboratory
228
Preparation for the Future
234
Notes
238
Bibliographical Note
267
Index
273
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