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Robert Boyle Conference in Dublin

A Robert Boyle Seminar will take place in the Worth Library in Dr Steevens' Hospital (opposite Heuston Station) on December 2nd 2011. A major line up of international academics will explore many aspects of Boyle's life and works.

Robert Boyle Seminar

at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

Friday 2 December 2011


As space is limited, booking is essential for this one-day seminar.


9.00am-9.30am: Registration.

9.30am: Chair: Professor James Malone, Director of the Robert Boyle Foundation.

Speaker: Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, London): ‘Robert Boyle’s Early Intellectual Evolution: A Reappraisal’.

10.30am-11.00am Coffee/Tea

Chair: Professor Theodore Hoppen (Professor Emeritus, University of Hull):

Speaker: Ms Sue Hemmens (Marsh’s Library, Dublin): ‘Crow’s Nest and beyond:

chymistry in The Dublin Philosophical Society, 1683-1709’.

Speaker: Dr Michelle DiMeo (Georgia Institute of Technology): ‘Katherine Ranelagh’s Influence on Robert Boyle’s Ethical and Intellectual Thought’.

1.00pm-2.00pm: Lunch

2.00pm: Chair: Dr Michael John Gorman (Science Gallery, TCD)

Dr Iordan Avramov (The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): ‘Boyle as Reader’.

Dr Antonio Clericuzio (Università di Cassino), ‘The Organical Motions of Body Fluids’.  Robert Boyle’s investigations of human physiology.

4.00pm: Reception and launch of the ‘Alchemy and Chemistry at the Edward Worth Library’ web exhibition.

We are grateful to The Robert Boyle Foundation for sponsoring this seminar.


Contact details:

Dr Elizabethanne Boran,

The Edward Worth Library,

Dr Steevens’ Hospital,

Dublin 8,


Tel: 00 353 1 635 2215