Film: 5163

Science | 1960 | Sound | Colour

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History of scientific development from seventeenth century to present.
We see many of worlds best scientists at Royal Society meeting. Tercentenary of Royal society, July 1960. History is retraced. From Copernicus, Galileo, Harvey, to Isaac Newton, Leeweenhock and Huygens, to Priestley, Lavoisier, Galvani, Oersted and Michael Faraday. Antarctic ice-cap, nice shot of scientific rockets being fired from a ship adjecent to the antarctic ice sheet and sending four penguins scuttling away on their bellies. Mariana Trench in Pacific and bathyscaphe / bathysphere ( deep sea diving bell - looks like a small submersible or submarine), clocks, electro microscopes, computers and future. Also short address by Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, President of Royal Society.


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