Joseph Priestley: Trail-blazing Experimenter

1730 - 1880 (c.)

Image: Print of Joseph Priestley, 1782, showing examples of scientific equipment beneath the portrait.

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

Text: Goronwy Tudor Jones


This article was originally presented in a public day school, “Joseph Priestley and Birmingham” organised by the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Birmingham on Saturday 28 February 2004. Gron Tudor Jones explores Priestley’s contribution to scientific knowledge and experimentation.

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Sources and Further Reading

Joseph Priestley: A Guide to Further Study and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission