This is dedicated to a ‘Truly Remarkable Man’ whose many achievements and contributions to advancement in science have been largely forgotten, with the possible exception of Hooke’s Law of Elasticity (Springs). Robert Hooke was one of the most prolific polymaths of the 17th century. His work spanned many modern disciplines, such as, natural science, geology, architecture, mechanics, astronomy, and physics; although he would not have recognised this terminology as it hadn’t been invented. In the modern idiom, Robert Hooke would have been seen as performing the roles of scientist, inventor, geologist, astronomer, engineer, surveyor and architect. He seems to have been able to apply his mind to all of these, often concurrently, and apparently excelled in all that he touched.
To promote and publicise :-
The Life and Times of Robert Hooke
The Robert Hooke Exhibition
The Robert Hooke Trail