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Drawing-room dramas: Isaac Newton on the mantelpiece

Thu 14 December 2017

Cambridge University Library

Resembling a secular scientific saint, Isaac Newton is widely celebrated as a super-human genius disengaged from ordinary life. Regarding him from a different perspective, this lecture discusses his involvement in Enlightenment affairs and polite society, with a particular focus on analysing roles played by women.

Dr Patricia Fara is a Fellow of Clare College and President of the British Society for the History of Science. A regular contributor to academic and popular journals as well as In our Time and other radio/TV programmes, her publications include the prize-winning Science: A Four Thousand Year History (2009) and Newton: The Making of Genius (2002). Her latest book, A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in World War One, will be published in January 2018.

Cost: Free

Ages: Adults

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Thu 14 December 2017 4:30PM - 6:00PM

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Address: Cambridge University Library
Milstein Seminar Rooms
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Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DR
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