Re-evaluating Captain Fitzroy, inventor of the weather forecast

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Date(s) - 12 March
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

National Maritime Museum


Charlie Connelly, author of Attention All Shipping and self-confessed Robert Fitzroy fan, pays tribute to the man best known as Darwin’s captain. In this entertaining lecture Connelly argues for a re-evaluation of Fitzroy’s legacy (he deserves to be remembered as the man who invented the weather forecast alone, for example) and places Fitzroy firmly in the pantheon of great Britons.

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