Dr Rebekah Higgitt

Rebekah is a Senior Lecturer at the School of History, University of Kent. From 2008 to 2013 she was Curator of History of Science and Technology at the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

She is currently leading a research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, ‘Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects and Cultures of Practice and Knowledge in London, 1600-1800'. She is the author of Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science (2007) and co-author of Finding Longitude (2014) and Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal (2014).