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Leonardo da Vinci: the ‘Scientist’… and Section AGM

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Thursday 19 March 2020


Chichester Postgraduate Centre, St. Richard's Hospital, Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6SE


18:30 Registration and refreshments

19:00 Start of lecture

20:30 Section AGM - all BDA members are encouraged to stay

20:45 Finish

Branch / Section

Bognor Regis and Chichester Section


1 hour 30 minutes


BDA members - £15

Non-members - £20

DCP's - Free

AimThis lecture aims to explore, through his paintings, drawings and writings, the many facets of this Renaissance man - artist, architect, anatomist, engineer - to see how he raised the science of art and design to a whole new level.
Learning objectivesTo follow shortly
Learning content

Leonardo da Vinci is universally known for his incomparable works of art of which perhaps only 15 survive. But may be less well appreciated is his exploration and understanding and measurement of the physical world around him including the human body.  This short talk will illustrate the ‘other’ Leonardo and describe his apparent understanding of the nature of the physical world that was perhaps centuries in advance of his time.

Development outcomeD

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Craig Gershater

Craig Gershater has, for most of his career, worked as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry specialising in microbial biochemistry, biotechnology, computer control systems and applied mathematics. He holds degrees in Biochemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology and has done PhD research into fungal enzymology.

He has worked extensively in industry managing research and development programmes in the USA, Europe, and New Zealand and in academia, in particular at Cambridge and London universities. Currently he works in the field of Synthetic Biology and is lecturer in applied statistics.

More recently Craig, as a Cambridge City Guide has undertaken numerous tours of Cambridge, many on the topic of the scientific heritage of the university. He is also a qualified and prize-winning Institute of Tourist Guiding Blue Badge guide for the south of England and offers tours throughout the region. He provides many courses to The Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, including on the Scientific Heritage of Cambridge, Darwin, Newton, Leonardo da Vinci as well as Victorian, Edwardian, and Interwar years science.

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