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Delft Reading Club: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe

Delft Reading Club: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe

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TU Delft Library, Orange Room

1 Prometheusplein

2628 ZC Delft

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Read and discuss a book on one of the greatest minds in the history of science. Low-key, informal, and gezellig!

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The history of science and the Dutch "Golden Age" come to life in this excellent biography of Christiaan Huygens.

Join our free reading club about History, Technology, and Culture! This group is open to everyone, including students, staff members, and their partners. After reading (parts) of the book, we will meet informally on the 24th of May to discuss our thoughts and impressions together.

The first ten to sign up will receive a free copy of the book!

The book we'll be reading is Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe, by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. The book is a biography of one of the greatest minds in science, but it also covers a lot of aspects of 17th century Dutch and European society.  Everything from fiery disputes between competing inventors, to the role of women in the Scientific Revolution, to the impact of music, painting, and war in Dutch high society. A highly recommended read if you want to understand the history of science better.

Would you like to join the Whatsapp-group for the Delft Reading Club? Please email us at sg@tudelft.nl and we'll send you the link.

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