18th century European scholarly societies and academies/Society for Philosophical Experiments and Conversations

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Name of Society: Society for Philosophical Experiments and Conversations

Alternate Name(s): N/A

Country: England

City: London

Active dates: 1794 - 1796

The Society for Philosophical Experiments and Conversations was a society that began near the end of the 18th century in London. This society was started by Bryan Higgins, who was a chemist and a physican who had a chemistry school in Greece. This society wasn't conducted like typical societies but, was more like a lecture. One lecturer would stand in front of the assembly and teach the society different things about chemistry, philosophy, and things of that nature. There were several different accounts left from these lectures called "Minutes." The group disbanded in 1796 after only two years the reason behind this is believed to be the main lecturer was forced to return to his life's work.