Lincolnshire's Age of Scientific Discovery

Heritage Lottery Fund

Lincolnshire's Age of Scientific Discovery was an exciting project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help volunteers expand their knowledge of the Newton period and encourage wider local engagement.

Speaking at the project launch, Christopher Pennell, HLF East Midlands Committee Chair said:

"We are proud that the HLF is involved in what you are doing here. Isaac Newton emerged as a colossus in the scientific world, not just in this country but across the world. Despite all that's been written about Newton, there is still more to find out about him and what's already been written about his work. He isn't as well known as he ought to be even in his childhood local town.

"Of all the things that Heritage Lottery has been involved with in the East Midlands, this is one of the most compelling and important stories. Woolsthorpe has a big story to tell. I overheard one visitor telling his children that they had been to the house of the most important man that ever lived."

Project findings and related activities have be an integral part of Gravity Fields Festival 2014. 


The Gravity Fields Festival is core funded and organised by South Kesteven District Council

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