Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of Oliver Lodge's 1894 lecture that was to change the world.
The young Professor Oliver Lodge was one of the foremost speakers in physics of his day. But on an August day in 1894 he gave a talk that was to change the world. It was something he hadn't predicted. His subject - the work of the mathematician James Clerk Maxwell and the physicist Heinrich Hertz - was academically exciting, but not dramatic to a lay audience. But this talk would sadly make other people very famous, and not Oliver Lodge...