British Scientists in the Best of the Web UK Directory

British Scientists

Cambridge Digital Library: The Newton Papers

Presents a selection of Newton's original manuscripts, in digitised form.

Cymdeithas Thomas Pennant

Formed to foster the memory of Thomas Pennant, 18th century Welsh naturalist and antiquary; includes a biography, and a guide to "Pennant Country" on the Dee estuary.

The Edward Jenner Society

An international learned society dedicated to vaccinology and the memory of Jenner and his discovery of a smallpox vaccine; includes a biography, with details of membership and events, and links.

Erasmus Darwin House

Once the home in Lichfield of Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin's grandfather. Includes information about the man and his writings, with a history of the house, resources, facilities, and contacts.

Francis Galton

Victorian polymath who made contributions to meteorology and statistics, invented fingerprint identification; includes a biography, collection of his published works, and other resources covering his wide-ranging research programme.

Joseph Dalton Hooker

An important 19th century British botanist, traveller and plant-collector, friend of Charles Darwin, and eventually director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Provides biographical materials, a collection of his writings, and links.

Sir George Cayley Bt (1773-1857)

A biography of the aeronautical pioneer in Yorkshire who identified the four aerodynamic forces of flightùweight, lift, drag, and thrust; also the first to build a successful human-carrying glider.

The Watson-Watt Society of Brechin

Formed to remember and raise awareness of the inventor of radar; includes a biography, details of the society and its projects, and a guide to other resources about the man and his work.

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