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Newton's Inheritance: Natural Science in Seventeenth-Century Trinity

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Part of the TCSS Symposium

Isaac Newton is only Trinity’s most famous seventeenth-century scientist. In this talk I will introduce some of his Trinity predecessors, including Isaac Barrow, John Ray, Francis Willughby, and John Wilkins, and say something about the work they did in the fields of natural philosophy, botany, zoology, and mathematics. I will also talk more generally about scientific education in pre-Newtonian Trinity, and will conclude by offering some new thoughts about Newton’s own experience as a student at the College.

This talk is part of the Trinity College Science Society (TCSS) series.

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