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Sidmouth Science Festival Beyond Measure

7:30 pm 10 October 2022
9:00 pm 10 October 2022

Beyond measure: hidden history of measurement – James Vincent

Norman Lockyer Observatory EX10 0NY

Why is an inch an inch? Why a kilogram, a kilogram?

Who decides the value of units of measurement and what effect does this control have on the world? In this talk, journalist and author James Vincent will explore the hidden history of measurement, a discipline that is as important to the foundation of human civilisation as writing or mathematics.

5 September 2022
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5 September 2022