Group portrait with William Thomson, Baron Kelvin FRS (1824–1907), seated centre. Also seated are (left) Sir Andrew Noble FRS (1831–1915), industrialist and expert in artillery, and (right) the engineer and physicist Osborne Reynolds FRS (1842–1912). Behind (left to right): Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell (1847–98), Sir Frederick Abel FRS (1827–1902), Sir Frederick Joseph Bramwell FRS (1818–1903) and Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney FRS (1843–1920).
William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs, was President of the Royal Society from 1890 to 1895. This photograph shows him immediately before taking office with sectional presidents and vice-presidents of the 1889 meeting of the British Association held in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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