Lincolnshire's Age of Scientific Discovery

Find out about our Lincolnshire's Age of Scientific Discovery project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project has helped local groups to research the history and heritage of Sir Isaac Newton and other 17th Century Lincolnshire philosophers through events and activities.

Isaac Newton

Speaking at the project launch, Christopher Pennell, HLF East Midlands Committee Chair said:

"We are proud that the HLF is involved in what you are doing here. Isaac Newton emerged as a colossus in the scientific world, not just in this country but across the world. Despite all that's been written about Newton, there is still more to find out about him and what's already been written about his work. He isn't as well known as he ought to be even in his childhood local town.

"Of all the things that Heritage Lottery has been involved with in the East Midlands, this is one of the most compelling and important stories. Woolsthorpe has a big story to tell. I overheard one visitor telling his children that they had been to the house of the most important man that ever lived."

Project findings and related activities have be an integral part of Gravity Fields Festival 2014. 


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