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The Death of Sir Oliver Lodge – 22 August 1940

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, the Penkhull-born physicist and writer who was a pioneer in the field of wireless telegraphy, died in Lake, Wiltshire, on 22 August 1940 – he was 89.

After losing his son, Raymond, in World War One, Lodge became interested in spiritualism. This newspaper story (published the day after Oliver died) contains a very interesting summary of his scientific work, and also includes a fascinating outline of how he planned to contact people from ‘the other side’ via a ‘sealed message’.

historical newspaper report on The Death of Oliver Lodge

historical newspaper report on The Death of Oliver Lodge

Dundee Courier – Friday 23 August 1940

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19400823/011/0002

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