SIS members are invited to the Whipple Museum of the History of Science (Cambridge) on Wednesday February 7th, 2018, for an afternoon tour and object-handling session. Details are as follows:
- (12.30pm: Museum open to visitors)
- 2pm–3pm: Guided tour of the Whipple Museum’s new special exhibition, Astronomy & Empire, from the Curator of Modern Sciences, Joshua Nall
- 3pm–4pm: Handling session led by Boris Jardine and Joshua Nall, giving SIS members the opportunity to examine some of the Museum’s special and curious objects
- (4.30pm: Museum closes to visitors)
The Whipple Museum was founded in 1944 when Robert Stewart Whipple presented his collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge. The Museum holds an internationally important collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present.
Members should make their own way there (see the map here), there will be no payment necessary, but donations to the museum from visiting members would be welcome on the day. The address is: Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH. Website: www.sites.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple