The Measurers: a Flemish Image of Mathematics in the Sixteenth Century
This special exhibition was centered around a very unusual and important painting in the Museum's collection, known simply as 'The Measurers', which depicts a range of practical activities, foremost among them mathematical instrument making, used to start a discussion of the practical mathematics movement of Renaissance Europe and as a means of organizing the display of a large number of related objects.
This small exhibition, drawn entirely from the Museum's collection, presents some examples of the earliest types of photographic image. It concentrates only on the first three processes to be developed: Daguerreotypes, Photogenic Drawings and Calotypes.
The Oxford Science Walk takes you to some of the most important and interesting historic scientific sites in Oxford, from the time of the founding of the University in the 13th century and the work of Friar Bacon to advancements in modern science such as the development of penicillin.