The Whipple Museum of the History of Science: Instruments and Interpretations, to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of R. S. Whipple's Gift to the University of Cambridge
The Whipple Museum in Cambridge contains one of the most important existing collections in the history and philosophy of science and has played a key role in teaching and research within those subjects. Founded in 1944 with funding from Robert Stewart Whipple, formerly of the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company, the Museum aims to preserve the material culture of science through its collections, to document and provide access to those collections, and to interpret and research the material culture and associated practices of past science. This volume brings together 23 essays and 85 illustrations which chart the Museum's history; examine its role and influence within the University of Cambridge and the study of the subject more widely; and focus on a range of particular scientific instruments in the collection, drawing out their broader historical significance and associations.
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1560 world map Abraham Sharp Adler Planetarium Anniversary of R. S. Archivist at Jesus Arithmetical Jewell Billingsley’s British Library cabinet of geometrical Cambridge University Library Carpenter’s rule catalogue by Kohl Cavendish Laboratory Celebrate the Sixtieth Christie’s close-up collection columba dial Department of History early armillary sphere Edward Worsop Elias Allen exhibition Fine’s De solaribus Florianus gores Forlani’s FRANCES WILLMOTH galvanometer George Adams Gunter quadrant History and Philosophy History of Science horologiis et quadrantis HPS MPhil Image Ivory diptych dial Ivory Sundials Jim Bennett LIBA TAUB material culture Museum/Science & Society Napier Shaw National Maritime Museum navicula Orrery Philosophy of Science Pratt’s quadrant by Elias R. S. Whipple’s Gift Renaissance Trust Robert Stewart Whipple Rojas dial Rojas sundial showing Science Museum Science Museum/Science Sharp’s SIMON SCHAFFER Sixtieth Anniversary Society Picture Library solaribus horologiis TAUB and FRANCES undergraduate University of Cambridge wave-apparatus wave-machine Wheatstone wave machine Wheatstone’s Whipple Library Whipple Museum