Museum of the History of Science
June 6, 2003 9:08 AM   Subscribe

The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, has an impressive collection of online exhibits - from medieval scientific instruments and the history of cameras to images of Tycho Brahe and 'the geometry of war' - mathematics and the early modern European battlefield.
posted by plep (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Woo, I live within spitting distance of there. It's a wonderful place to visit, and admission is free!
posted by Mwongozi at 9:25 AM on June 6, 2003


So do I, Mwongozi. I must have walked past it hundreds of times and never noticed it was there. It should be worth checking out. Thanks, plep.
posted by salmacis at 10:06 AM on June 6, 2003


Bingo! Cheers, plep!
posted by carter at 10:33 AM on June 6, 2003


i lived in oxford for ten years and never got round to visiting the museum. what a disgrace i am! especially considering i'm a scientist. although, in my defence, it was closed for AGES during refitting.
thanks for the links, plep.

here's an article about how tycho brahe really died. a tragic story.
posted by nylon at 11:02 AM on June 6, 2003


nylon, I managed to visit the museum several times, and you only lived round the corner from it. I think if you'd spent a little less time punting with a stuffed bear and a copy of the complete works of waugh (what is it good for?) then maybe you too could have enjoyed the wonders within.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:26 PM on June 6, 2003


Tycho's nose looks a little too good in those paintings.
posted by skallas at 7:36 PM on June 6, 2003


Great post, and a fantastic find, plep. Thanks!
posted by hama7 at 9:28 PM on June 6, 2003


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