15.05.17 - On the Shoulders of Giants

This is Woolsthorpe Manor, the home of Sir Isaac Newton, and the place where some of the most famous scientific discoveries in history were made. It is about 35 miles south of Lincoln, Newton was born here on Christmas Day 1642. He came back here in the 1660s to escape the plague in Cambridge where he was at university, and during that time carried out his experiments on light and began his masterwork on mathematics. The centre image is of the famous apple tree that inspired his theories of motion and gravity. It is a fascinating place, the very walls seem to ooze history.

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