An exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the publication of the first scientific best-seller. Micrographia by Robert Hooke, one of the leading figures of the Scientific Revolution, was the first book to introduce illustrations of the new world of wonders revealed by the invention of the early microscope.
There will be an opportunity to see his iconic drawings of the objects which he viewed through his microscope, as well as a selection of manuscripts and early books on astronomy, mathematics and natural history, by scientists such as Robert Recorde, Galileo and Edward Lhuyd, to show the beginnings of modern science.
2 December : Professor Deri Tomos (Bangor University) : Opening life’s door. What exactly did Robert Hooke discover by identifying the cell? (Welsh with translation).
6 January : Sarah Hutton, Honorary Visiting Professor (University of York) : Stranger than fiction: Robert Hooke, Margaret Cavendish and satire on seventeenth-century science (English).