Tuesday 19 February 2019, 07:30pm
Tuesday 19 February 2019
John Tyndall (c.1822-93) was one of the outstanding mountaineers of the Golden Age, first ascensionist of the Weisshorn and first to traverse the Matterhorn. He was also a leading scientist, seen by many as the founder of climate science, and the first person to explain why the sky is blue. Roland Jackson (an AC member) has just written his biography, and will tell the story of his life, climbs, and provocative positions on science and religion.
Venue: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.
Lectures free to members. Members’ guests and BMC members are welcome to attend for a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
Doors Open: 7pm. Lectures start: 7.30pm
The Hotel has a bar serving bar food from 6pm
Lecture Organiser / Contact: Anna Lawford
31 Main St