Event — Benjamin Franklin House, London

Benjamin Franklin and the Opticians

Where: Benjamin Franklin House

36 Craven St, London WC2N 5NF, UK

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Details: When not looking at the world through his spectacles, Franklin was corresponding with their makers. He claimed they helped him to understand foreign languages and attract the opposite sex. Neil Handley, from the museum at the College of Optometrists, will open our eyes to this contradictory and controversial facet of Franklin’s many scientific and business interests.

Cost: £8/£5.50 Friends and Concessions

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