Thursday, 15 November 2007

The discovery of oxygen

Click here to get to the website of Melvyn Bragg's 'In our Time' programme where you will be able to listen again or (even better!) podcast the discussion.

Update: Here is Melvyn on Priestley from his newsletter:
The great discovery for me, and for some people I’ve talked to since, was Priestley, who, as Jenny Uglow pointed out, brought together his religion, his politics, his science and his chemistry into one single system which today seems quite wonderful but as remote as a hidden planet.