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Lunar Lectures on the night of the full moon

June 2021

Lunar Lecture: Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton’s London career Patricia Fara, Clare College, Cambridge

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For the last thirty years of his life, Isaac Newton lived in London and ran the Royal Mint as well as the Royal Society. Formerly a reclusive scholar at Cambridge, now he moved in aristocratic circles, exerted political influence and became very rich. Through exploring a painting by William Hogarth that is packed with Newtonian references, Patricia Fara describes aspects of Newton’s life and fame that usually receive little attention. Taking the picture as her cue, Patricia reintegrates him into…

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