Maritime Lecture Series - Time and The Moon

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Thursday, 3 October 2019, 17:30-19:30
Price £8 Adults|£6 Members, includes a drink
National Maritime Museum, Ground floor, Lecture Theatre
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In this five-part lecture series, travel on a lunar journey around our Earth with writers, climate change negotiators, academics, curators and international community and faith leaders. Series curated by artist Laura Williams of Aluna - a monumental Moon and Tide Clock coming to the Greenwich waterfront.

Time and The Moon

Timekeeper to humans since the dawn of time, the Moon's role in western colonisation and empires led to standardised global timekeeping, but the Moon is still a prominent feature in the continuity of life, agriculture, community and ritual for traditional societies.

In this second talk of the series, David Rooney, writer, historian and former Curator of Timekeeping at Royal Observatory Greenwich and Lucy Isaiah, Chair of the Greenwich Nigerian Community think through different notions of timekeeping cross-culturally. 

Doors open at 17:30 with the talks beginning at 18:00.