|2 March 2017. Celebrating World Book Day with a school-wide, cross-curricular celebration of one of the great science books of the Enlightenment: Buffon’s Histoire naturelle, published in France from 1749.Art – Shells are exploring Cabinets of Curiosities; Art History – 6.2s are exploring 18th century scientific illustration; Biology – are exploring the changing face of conservation; History – are exploring the Age of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution; Modern Languages – are exploring the impact of 18th century science on a 20th century novel; Maths – Buffon’s needle|
3 March 2016. World Book Day was celebrated through our continuing series of Great Books of the Western World. This year we studied the connection between Thomas Hobbes’ ‘Leviathan’, 1651, and Robert Boyle’s work on the Air Pump, 1660. 1st editions of both books generously loaned by New College, Oxford.
Review on the school website.
|March 2015. We studied the 1st edition of Newton’s ‘Opticks’, first published in English in 1704. Queens’ College, Cambridge generously loaned their copy which had originally belonged to Isaac Milner, who was a student at Cambridge University during Newton’s lifetime.|
|March 2014. We celebrated the 350th anniversary of the publication of Robert Hooke’s ‘Micrographia’, first published in English in 1665. The book was generously loaned to us by Eton College.|