St Peter's School and Church, Walworth

St Peter's School and Church, Walworth

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

F is for Faraday - Walworth A to Z

F is for Faraday
Albert Einstein, recognised as one of the world’s greatest scientists, had hanging in his study a portrait of Michael Faraday (1791-1867). To celebrate the bicentenary of the latter’s birth, that same portrait featured on the back of a twenty pound note throughout the 1990s. A devout Christian, an extraordinary scientist and one of Walworth’s most notable sons, we owe Faraday a great debt for his discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. In his honour a local primary school, several blocks of council flats, an electoral ward, a lovely park and a stainless steel electric substation at the Elephant & Castle are named after him.

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