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Lichfield talk examines the life of Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton

The work of Matthew Boulton will be highlighted at a talk in Lichfield.

The talk – Matthew Boulton (1728-1809): A Revolutionary Player – is one of a series at Erasmus Darwin House this year, looking at Erasmus Darwin’s links to significant 18th century personalities like Anna Seward and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Boulton was a member of the Lunar Society and a manufacturer of decorative goods, silverware, coins and steam engines. He was central to the development of British manufacturing and entrepreneurship and a key Enlightenment figure.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Boulton’s death and to mark the event Malcolm Dick will be talking about the fascinating Lunar Man in Lichfield. The talk will look at Boulton as a celebrator of the value and power of manufacturing and machines.

The talk will take place on June 2 at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 including refreshments. For more information or to book tickets please call 01543 306260. Places are limited so prior booking is advised.

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