Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday

John Henry Foley (1818-1874), R. A. (completed by Sir Thomas Brock after Foley's death)



Royal Institution of Great Britain

Albemarle Street, London W1

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  • Faraday was very closely associated with the Royal Institution. He was first appointed as laboratory assistant there in 1813, became director of the laboratory in 1825, and Fullerian Professor of Chemistry there from 1833 to 1867. It was there too that he conducted his electricity experiments; as superintendent of the institution, he also lived in a flat there with his wife Sarah, until the couple were given a house near Hampton Court in 1858. [Commentary continues below.]

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