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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

'Staging the History of Science: an exhibit in three acts' is the brainchild of two HPS MPhil students from the class of 2016-17, Julia Ostmann and Alona Bach. The display explores theatrical representations of three significant themes in the history of science - Astronomy, Newtonianism and Radioactivity - by juxtaposing theatrical scripts and memorabilia alongside texts from the Whipple's special collections that expound the related scientific ideas.

The display opened with a launch event on 1 June 2017, and remained in place in the cases on Level 1 until early September.

This online version allows you to explore it from the comfort of your own seat. Sit back and let the show begin...