Professor Alexander Oliver Rankine giving a lecture to an audience of school children. The lecture, titled 'The Round Of The Waters', was taking place at the Royal Institution, Picadilly, London. Their annual Christmas lecture series for young people was founded by Michael Faraday (1791-1867) in 1826. Photograph taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.
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