Joseph Priestley made a famous discovery - but it seems his eyesight wasn't too good?
Royal Society (Romantic Chemistry Exhibition until June 14): http://royalsociety.org/events/2012/romantic-chemistry/
Professor Martyn Poliakoff is Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society.
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