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ISAAC NEWTON, 1642–1727


    CHRISTMAS DAY is the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Newton, an event which, were it not for the conflict and chaos of these times, would have been celebrated on a world-wide scale, and marked by an international gathering of representative men of science in London and probably also at Grantham. In the present circumstances, we have to be content with more modest proceedings. Thus the Royal Society made its anniversary meeting on November 30 a Newton celebration, the Physical Society arranged a special lecture given in London and repeated at Cambridge and a gathering at Grantham was addressed by Sir Henry Dale, president of the Royal Society.

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