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Hans Christian ØrstedReading Nature's Mind$
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Dan Ch. Christensen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.001.0001

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| 1823–4 | 1823–4 The Society for the Dissemination of Science in Denmark

| 1823–4 | 1823–4 The Society for the Dissemination of Science in Denmark

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Hans Christian Ørsted
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Dan C. Christensen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0040

The Ørsted family moves to Studiestræde where it lives for the rest of Ørsted's life. Description of Ørsted's flat and study. Inspired by the Royal Institution and London Institution his plan ripens to establish the Society for the Dissemination of Science in Denmark in cooperation with Prince Christian Frederik, successor to the throne of Denmark and head of the Danish Academy of Arts. Unfortunately, he does not succeed in obtaining sufficient donors to fulfil his ambitious plans and ends up with a more modest society. A brief survey of Ørsted's former abortive plans to establish an independent research institute as well as his article on ‘Science Considered as one of the Basic Elements of Human Education’ to rally support is presented. Soon the dilemma between science instruction and mechanical practice threatens to split the board. The audience is classified.

Keywords:   Ørsted's flat and study in Studiestræde, the Society for the Dissemination of Science in Denmark in relation to Ørsted's previous plans, inspiration from London, Prince Christian Frederik, science as human education, classification of audience

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