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Inuit Visions of the Polar World with Dr Michael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute)

The Inuit of the High Arctic are famed for their navigation skills in a vast landscape, but just how far can they travel? Come to the Heong Gallery to discover the full extent of Inuit visions of their landscape across land, sea, and ice, with routes spanning the full width of North America all the way from Alaska to Greenland.

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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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Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DR
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