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Faraday was also keen to communicate and popularise science to the masses, which would have appealed to Dickens’ social activism, academics believe. In 1825, Faraday initiated the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, held annually at the organisation’s headquarters in London. Copperfield’s journey from humble beginnings to fame and fortune as an author could not only echo Dickens but also Faraday’s humble roots as the son of a blacksmith who rose to eminence. Dr Jenny Bulstrode, lecturer in history of science and technologies at University College London and the Royal Institution – where Faraday and Davy worked – 1st made the connection...