The Symposium on May 21

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The Symposium book club will meet on Monday, May 21 at Princeton Seminary’s Center for Continuing Education. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at MacKay Campus Center. Our regular meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Clarke Lounge in Erdman Hall (20 Library Place).

This meeting will begin with our selection of eight books for the next calendar year taken from the attached list of suggestions which have been submitted. In order to speed this process please review the list ahead of time and be prepared to make your top eight choices after we have briefly discussed each suggested title.

The book for this month is Tesla Vs Edison: The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World by Nigel Cawthorne. In addition to covering the rivalry between the geniuses Nicola Tesla and Thomas Edison, this fascinating and richly illustrated book describes the lives and work of many other scientific and engineering giants of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Davy, Faraday, Maxwell, Kelvin, Westinghouse, Helmholtz, Siemens, Hertz and Marconi. All of these contributed to the development of the electrical power and distribution systems which we so easily take for granted today.

We look forward to seeing you.

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