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Is science a thing of London's past?

9 monthes ago   |   By Science Museum

In 1550, London was a rapidly expanding commercial city, with a relatively modest position on the world stage. By 1800, it had become the global city and world-leading centre of science it is today.
We look at some of the scientific discoveries and innovations that helped that momentous transformation .
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Plate from book Micrographia, by Robert Hooke, 1665 © Science Museum Group
A contemporary of Sir Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke was Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society in London and Professor of Geometry at Gresham College.
In 1665, he published Micrographia, his...
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