In the late 18th century a small group of remarkable friends met at a house outside Birmingham, got blind drunk and applied themselves to the problems of the age. Between the writers, intellectuals, scientists and industrialists they discovered oxygen, harnessed steam power, pioneered the theory of evolution and launched the Industrial Revolution. Then they staggered home following the light of each full moon. They were the Lunar Society.
Taking their lead from that impressive circle, in a 12th century house in Valldaura, a group of experts, professors, makers and philosophers are asking themselves how science and technology can serve society.