Robert Hooke

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ROBERT HOOKE was an Oxford man, for he was a servitor at Christchurch, and an assistant to Boyle there, before he came to London to work for the newly founded Royal Society. Hence the appropriateness of this volume, which might otherwise escape us; for Hooke, living all the best known period of his life at Gresham College, as Gresham professor, and as Curator of Experiments to the Royal Society, as surveyor of the City of London and architect of some of its buildings, oven as a Westminster boy, seems essentially a Londoner.

Early Science in Oxford.

R. T. Gunther. Vol. 8: The Cutler Lectures of Robert Hooke. Pp. vii + xii + 391 + 18 plates. (Oxford: The Author; Magdalen College, 1931.) 25s

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S., R. Robert Hooke. Nature 127, 809–810 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127809a0

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