The Poet and The Polymath: Free Online 3-D Event

The Poet and The Polymath: Free Online 3-D Event

A new free online 3-D event has been announced to celebrate the anniversaries of the births of Robert Burns and Charles Wheatstone, on Saturday 29th January 2022 at 17:30 GMT.


Robert Burns – Scotland’s National Poet – His Life and Legacy in Stereoscopic 3D

Speaker: Dr. Peter Blair 

Robert Burns (1759–1796), Scotland’s national bard, was born on 25 January 1759. Known as the ploughman poet, in spite of his humble background and lack of formal education, he became celebrated during his short life for his contribution to Scottish literature and culture. His poetry and songs are enjoyed around the world. Stereoviews were popular “Burnsiana” souvenirs and a selection from my collection will be used to illustrate this talk on his life and legacy.

Remembering Charles Wheatstone, the Inventor of the Stereoscope

Speaker: Denis Pellerin

Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), British scientist and polymath, was born on 6 February 1802. Despite a long and brilliant career and the multiple inventions we owe him – including that of the stereoscope in 1832 – he is hardly remembered these days and very few traces of his stay on this earth remain.


Attendance is via Zoom and is free, however, you must register to attend by Friday 28th January 17:30 GMT. You can fill out the form below, or find registration through this eventbrite link.

Tickets will be sent out via email around 18:00 GMT on Friday 28th January. If you don’t receive them, please check your spam folder first, then contact at least an hour before the talk starts.

The talks will be given in the side-by-side parallel-view format, if you need any help with this, please see this post.


What a great online 3-D event to kick off 2022 with!

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