Robert Hooke Commemoration 2003
A tercentenary commemoration of the life of Robert Hooke took place under
the auspices of Christ Church, Oxford
Tercentenary conference in London
Hooke News Latest information on celebratory events, etc.
Robert Hooke: Rod Beavon's pages
Chronology of Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke from the Robert Hooke Science Centre
Robert Hooke from the Isle of Wight History Centre
England's Leonardo: Allan Chapman
Hooke the surveyor: Michael Cooper
|A commemoration of Hooke's life and
works was arranged under the auspices of Christ Church, where Hooke was
an undergraduate member and where his inventive career began. The symposium
was held in the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, on Thursday 2nd
October 2003 from 10:30 to 4:30.
The symposium took the form of a meeting in which some of the present-day holders of the positions Hooke occupied will take part. The Speakers included Dr Allan Chapman, Professor Michael Cooper, Dr Ellen Tan Drake, Professor John Enderby (Secretary of the Royal Society), Sir Roger Penrose, Sir Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal) and Sir Christopher Zeeman.
An Exhibition of Hooke memorabilia including Micrographia that was shown in the Library, Christ Church, has now closed.
College of Physicians, Octagonal Theatre, designed by Hooke
|This Symposium was supported by the Royal Society,
The Linnean Society, The London Mathematical Society, The Royal
Academy of Engineering, whose generosity is gratefully acknowledged.
A multi-author volume on Hooke and his discoveries, linked to this Commemoration, will be published in 2004.
|Christ Church : a college of the University of Oxford