Recent talks and news

An event was held in China on March 31, 2022 to mark the 295th anniversary of Newton’s death. Three books on Newton recently published in Chinese were highlighted, including Rob Iliffe’s Very Short Introduction to Newton, Newton’s own Principia, and my The Newton Papers (right on the table below). Apparently, 43,000 people attended the online event.

On December 1, 2021, I spoke about what historians can offer to public discussions of climate change with Mogens Laerke of the Maison Française Oxford in his “Science and the Public Sphere Seminar.”

On Friday, September 24, 2021, I participated in an online discussion of the three heavy-hitters held in the collections of Cambridge University Library–Newton, Darwin, Hawking.

On October 2, 2021, I spoke with Aminul Hoque on a panel on “Science museums and the ‘culture war’ ” chaired by Sara Abdulla and sponsored by the Association of British Science Writers.

On November 11, 2019, I appeared on Late Night Live, an Australian radio programme hosted by Phillip Adams to speak about Waters of the World.

On March 12, 2022, I spoke at a conference on “The History of Climate Science Ideas and their Applications,” organised by the history section of the Royal Meteorological Society.

In February 2020, I gave a talk on “Waters of the World: The Story of Climate in Six Lives” at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.

In April 2019, I spoke about the Newton manuscripts held by Cambridge University Library.