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Five societies of the Royal Academy will come together to discuss the art, history and science of colour, while Helen Keen will host an evening to coincide with the paperback publication of her book, The Science of Game of Thrones

By Anjana Ahuja   August 2017

Colours of Burlington House or The Science of Colour

Burlington House Courtyard, London 11th August

There are few more beautiful places in London than Burlington House, home to five learned societies and the Royal Academy. They are coming together on this August evening to discuss the art, history and science of colour. The Linnean Society will be championing the work of the great botanical artist and naturalist James Sowerby, who produced a 36-volume work on the botany of England and developed theories of colour. Meanwhile, the Royal Society of Chemistry will serve up the secrets of…

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