The Lunar Society Trail: Following the men who made the modern world

The Lunar Society Trail - Birmingham, UK

In the 18th century a unique group of friends came together in the vibrant and rapidly growing town of Birmingham bound together by their common passion for enlightenment.

They were the men of the Lunar Society who met on evenings when the full moon would provide the light to guide them home safely.

KEYWORDS: Lunar Society, Lunar Men, Birmingham, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Soho House, Erasmus Darwin, Joseph Priestly, Josiah Wedgwood, William Withering, William Small, John Whitehurst, Sarehole Mill, Steam Engine, Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Library of Birmingham, Soho Foundry, Wandsworth, Book

In Lunar Society, Birmingham, Enlightenment,


Dr Malcolm Dick, Dr Sally Hoban, Chris Rice, David Riley, Didier Soulier, Dave Walsh

Thanks to:

Brindley Place, Birmingham Assey Office, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Erasmus Darwin House, Film Birmingham, The Lunar Society, Look and Learn Picture Library, Mary Evans Picture Library, Soho House, Sarehole Mill, St Mary’s Church, St Paul’s Church, St Philip’s Cathedral, The Jewellery Quarter Museum, ThinkTank