From Floor Sweeper to Climate Pioneer


August 14


06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

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Discover James Croll the Scottish Janitor who became the father of climate science. An interactive performance for a family audience.

In this entertaining, engaging and interactive performance, historical interpreter Nicola Wright tells the remarkable story of James Croll. Born into poverty and dogged by ill health, Croll received limited schooling but had a huge desire to learn. After a succession of jobs including millwright, joiner and insurance salesman, Croll finally got his lucky break, aged 38: he became a janitor at Anderson University. Here he had access to the library, where he taught himself physics and astronomy. So, while mopping floors , he came up with the theories which formed his great work Climate and Time.

This event is free.