British Association for the Advancement of Science 1831

Institution for science advocacy
English; British
born in:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

A learned society with the object of promoting science & facilitating interaction between scientific workers. Membership is open to all. Founded in 1831 & modelled on the German Gesellschaft deutscher Naturforscher. Its prime mover was William Vernon Harcourt, following a suggestion by Sir David Brewster, who was disillusioned with the elitist and conservative attitude of the Royal Society. The first meeting was held in York on September 27, 1831. From that date a meeting was held annually at some place chosen at a previous meeting.