FACES OF GENIUS: Looking at Isaac Newton

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Meeting Details
Speaker: Dr Patricia Fara View Flyer
Biography: Clare College, University of Cambridge
Date: 07/5/2014
Time: 20:00
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: Isaac Newton is commemorated as one of the world's greatest scientists, but when he wrote his great book on gravity, only a handful of scholars knew who he was - and even they found his work hard to understand. During the past three centuries, pictures, statues and cartoons have presented him in many different guises, making Newton a familiar yet multi-faced household icon. Examining these images reveals how Newton came to be celebrated as a scientific genius.

This meeting will be preceded at 7:30 by the Society’s AGM