The Inseparables

The nature of things

Sideways glance

In 1962 Sir William Lawrence Bragg returned for a second series of ‘The Nature of Things’, broadcast by the BBC. Bragg takes his lead from Michael Faraday’s work on electromagnetic induction to explore the basic principles of electricity. Sticking to his mantra of ‘showing’ rather than ‘telling’, and the tradition of the Ri, the broadcasts are anchored around an eclectic series of electric demonstrations. 

‘The Inseparables’ is the third episode of the second series broadcast in the early 1960s. Lawrence Bragg delves into the intimate relationship between electricity and magnetism, declaring that ‘magnetism is only electricity looked at sideways’.

The second series of “The Nature of Things” was filmed from October 1962 onwards. 

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Type:
Talk
People:
Sir William Lawrence Bragg, William Coates
Location:
London, UK
Filmed in:
The Theatre
Published:
2014
Filmed:
1962
Credits:

Ri

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