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The Spirit of Inquiry: how the Cambridge Philosophical Society shaped modern science

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Abstract as follows: Today, Cambridge is recognised as a world-leading centre for science, but it wasn’t always so. Discover how science in Cambridge developed thanks to the work of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, and hear of the ground-breaking research presented at its meetings over the last 200 years, from Charles Darwin’s Beagle letters to Lawrence Bragg’s x-ray crystallography.

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