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The Arts Society Brussels is pleased to announce that we have received from Wang Choy, Training Mainland Europe, an invitation for our members to attend an online lecture given by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, see details below for registration.
 
Online Christiaan Huygens lecture
 
on April 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM
by
Hugh Aldersey-Williams

 
It is a good tradition that a lecture is organized on the birthday of Christiaan Huygens, April 14, 1629, both at Huygens' Hofwijck and by the Haegsche Tijd Foundation in the Venduehuis. This year, these two organizations are joining forces to provide an online lecture by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. Subject is his recently published and critically acclaimed biography of Christiaan Huygens, Dutch Light; Christiaan Huygens and the making of science in Europe.
 
Praise
It is not often that almost all national newspapers devote full-page reviews to a biography of a scientist.
That was the case with Dutch Light, translated into Dutch as A century of light; The life of Christiaan Huygens. The reviewers were unanimous in their praise. There was appreciation for the nuanced picture that Aldersey-Williams paints of Christiaan, for his flexible writing style and, last but not least, for the way in which he compares Huygens with that other great physicist and contemporary, Isaac Newton. The fact that Dutch Light is intended as a reappraisal of Christian's international status among a wide audience, with the statement that he was at least as important as a scientist as his nowadays much more famous English colleague, will please many International enthusiasts.

Best Wishes


 


Wang Choy
secretary - treasurer
 
Online lecture
Hugh Aldersey-Williams will give his talk on Wednesday, April 14, starting at 8 p.m.
You can register for this online event by filling in the form below:
Click here to register for Hugh Aldersey-Williams's Online Lecture
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