Science City

Craft, Commerce and Curiosity in London 1550-1800

Science City

Many cities around the world could claim to have a rich scientific history. However, between 1550 and 1800, London fostered its very own particular brand of scientific enquiry and practice. Les mer
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Science City

Many cities around the world could claim to have a rich scientific history. However, between 1550 and 1800, London fostered its very own particular brand of scientific enquiry and practice. Home to the world-famous Royal Society - which boasts membership from figures such as Francis Bacon and Isaac Newton - London encouraged and facilitated scientific expansion. Science City explores London as a world-leading nexus of administration for ambitious scientific projects, as well as a place to obtain exceptional scientific equipment. The story of the city is richly illustrated with objects, artefacts and maps, many of which are from the Science Museum's extraordinary collection of scientific and mathematical instruments. Science City is published to accompany a new gallery at the Science Museum, scheduled to open in the autumn of 2019.

This publication accompanies a new gallery, due to open at the Science Museum in Autumn 2019. The Science Museum has 662K followers on Twitter and 174k on Instagram.

Introduction: Science City
Chapter 1: A New Trade in London, 1550-1650
Chapter 2: Experiment and the City, 1660-1727
Chapter 3: Public Science in London, 1720-1790
Chapter 4: Science in a World City, 1745-1800
Chapter 5: Making Instruments Today: An Interview with Joanna Migdal
Chapter 6: Experimental Science Today: The Role of the Royal Society
Chapter 7: London Today: Inspiring Futures
Endnotes
Further reading
Acknowledgements
Author biographies
Index

This publication accompanies a new gallery, due to open at the Science Museum in Autumn 2019. The Science Museum has 662K followers on Twitter and 174k on Instagram.

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