Jeremiah Dixon Exhibition at The Bowes Museum
Monday, 20th May 2013
Scientist, Surveyor and Stargazer.
"Come and discover how a young man from a pit village in County Durham travelled the world and became one of the finest Scientists of the 18th century."
27 April 6 October 2013
Events in support of the Exhibition include:
Drawing the Line: Jeremiah Dixon on his Life and Measurements
Friday 31 May, 7.30 The Bowes Museum
A dramatic performance in character by Howard Burnham. Audience in costume welcome. Tickets: £12.00; (Friends £11.00) or, with dinner, £30.00; (Friends £28.50)
Jeremiah Dixon, his Life and Times
Tuesday 11 Wednesday 12 June, 9.30 4.30 The Bowes Museum
A fascinating, two-day seminar at which the speakers are: Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS, 14th Astronomer Royal; Dr Nils Johansen, from the University of Oslo; Dr Diana Collecott, formerly at the University of Durham; Diana Hitchins, expert on scientific instrument makers; John Dixon, direct descendent of the Dixon family; also guided visits to Kiplin Hall and Cockfield Fell. Full details on The Bowes Museum website. Tickets: £100.00 per person.
Dixon, the Navy and the Seven Years War Wednesday 3 July, 2.30 The Bowes Museum Illustrated talk by Martin Saville, ship model-maker and expert on the 18th century Navy. Tickets including afternoon tea: £11.00 (Friends) £12.00 (Guests)