Robert Hooke's Micrographia and Christ Church Science, 1650-1670

An exhibition to mark the 350th anniversary of the publication of Robert Hooke's Micrographia, the first book of microscopy. The event is organized at Christ Church, where Hooke was an undergraduate from 1653 to 1658, and includes a lecture (on Monday 30 November at 5:15 pm in the Upper Library) by the science historian Dr Allan Chapman.

Dr Chapman is a historian of science at Oxford University with a special interest in the history of astronomy. He is the author of 13 books and over 130 journal articles, and has made several television programmes. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a founder member and President of the Society for the History of Astronomy.

The exhibition (open from 5 November 2015 to 15 January 2016) is curated by Allan Chapman and Cristina Neagu.

Visiting hours:

Monday: 2:00 pm - 4.30 pm;

Tuesday - Thursday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm;  2:00 pm - 4.00 pm (provided there is a member of staff available in the Upper Library).

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