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Title Jolly good fellows: UCL and the Royal Society. UCL Library Services Exhibition 2010. Exhibition showcase.
Alternative Title An exhibition of material from UCL Library Services Special Collections, July - December 2010.
Creator UCL Library Services
Description This is a tale of two institutions, both with a home in London but possessing global reach, and both charged with missions to gather, generate and transmit knowledge for a greater good. The elder institution, celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, is the Royal Society, or to give it its full title, as named in a royal charter of 1663, the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. The fellows who met in the second half of the seventeenth century – including Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren and Isaac Newton – gathered to witness public demonstrations of the new experimental science, many of which were reported in the pioneering journal, the Transactions of the Royal Society. Through the eighteenth century the Royal Society served as the premier site for scholarly and genteel debate over natural science. The younger institution is University College, London. Founded in 1826, the new university was designed as a progressive and secular alternative to Oxford and Cambridge, universities which demanded that students and faculty accept Anglican doctrine. UCL has taught across the humanities and sciences from its foundation, and soon developed a very strong medical school in association with its sister institution, University College Hospital, established in the 1830s. Key figures in the establishment of UCL, such as Henry Brougham, were Fellows of the Royal Society, while, as we shall see, many scholars found professorships a step to Fellowship of the elite scientific body, or vice versa.
Date 2010
Type Image
Type Exhibition
Subject UCL Library Services Exhibitions
Jolly good fellows: UCL and the Royal Society. UCL Library Services Exhibition 2010. Exhibition showcase.
Rights This material is protected by copyright. It may be copied for personal study or research, but may not be distributed, reused in any way or broadcast without permission from UCL Library Services. For permission to reuse this material, for further information about these items and UCL's Special Collections, and for requests to access books, manuscripts and archives held by UCL Special Collections, please contact spec.coll@ucl.ac.uk. Further information on photographic orders and image reproduction is available at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/special-coll/repro.shtml.
PID 476668
URI https://digital-collections.ucl.ac.uk:443/webclient/DeliveryManager?application=DIGITOOL-3&owner=resourcediscovery&custom_att_2=simple_viewer&pid=476668
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