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Royal Society

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In the mid-eighteenth century, the Royal Society of London for the Improving Natural Knowledge was Britain’s premiere scientific society.

The Society grew out of meetings by a group of ‘diverse worthy persons, inquisitive into natural philosophy, and other parts of human learning’ in the mid-1640s. What particularly interested these men was the new or experimental philosophy championed by Francis Bacon. However, the Society was not formally constituted until 28 November 1660, after a lecture at Gresham College given by Christopher Wren.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields. Created: 28 February 2004

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000373

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