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Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 12:00AM

The New London and the Heavenly Jerusalem: Scientists and Craftsmen in Sir Christopher Wren's London

Professor Allan Chapman

The decades over which St. Paul's was re-built after the Great Fire were some of the most brilliant in scientific history. The Royal Society not only had Wren within its Fellowship but also Robert Hooke and John Tillotson, Dean of the Cathedral. Then in association were craftsmen like Thomas Tompion and Richard Reeves, whose instruments made the new science possible. And the place where they all came together was Gresham College.

Part of the Craftsman's Art and Music's Measure lecture series in commemoration of the tercentenary of the topping out ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral when the last stone was put in place.
St Paul's is the masterpiece of Britain's most admired architect, Gresham Professor Sir Christopher Wren, who worked with Gresham Professor Robert Hooke to build one of the world's best-loved buildings. Work commenced in 1675 and the final stone was laid on 20 October 1708, Sir Christopher's 76th birthday. Information about the 300th anniversary restoration programme can be found at www.stpauls.co.uk.

The other lectures in this series are:
   Literary Deans of St. Paul's, by Professor Tim Connell
   The Other Side of Sullivan, by Professor Robin Wilson
   God Meets Mammon: The Financing of the New Cathedral, Dr Negley Harte

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Allan Chapman is a British historian of science. Chapman has been based at Oxford University for most of his career, as a member of the Faculty of History, based at Wadham College. He is an accomplished lecturer and public speaker (including as visiting professor at Gresham College in London). In January 1994, he delivered the Royal Society history of science Wilkins Lecture, on the subject of Edmund Halley.

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23 April 2008

The New London and the Heavenly Jerusalem: Scientists and Craftsmen in Sir Christopher Wren's London
Professor Allan Chapman

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