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The Moon-Struck Philosophers

Local Studies and Family History Library Riverside Chambers

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Sat 16 Nov and Sat 23 Nov. Depart from the library at 2pm.

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Explore the hidden history of Derby and how the people who lived here influenced scientific, political and philosophical thinking around the world.

A new library exhibition showcases the archives around members of the Derby Philosophical Society and their famous - and infamous – experiments. Alongside the exhibition, join us on The Philosophers’
Walk - a free guided walking trail where we’ll discover the significance of secret spots around the city to which the Derby Philosophers were closely connected.
 
Visit the exhibition, book ahead for the walking trail or use our digital trail guide to uncover facts about the city’s past and the national and international impact of some of its previous residents.
 
The exhibition is open throughout the festival. Visit InDerby Libraries to check opening times or phone 01332 642240. 
Guided walks - advanced booking essential.

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