November 28 1660 – The Royal Society is Founded at Gresham College in London

November 28 1660 – The Royal Society is Founded at Gresham College in LondonRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Shortly after a lecture from Christopher Wren, the Gresham College astronomy professor, a dozen men committed to create “a College for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematicall Experimentall Learning.” What had been an informal gathering of scientific minds for more than a decade now had an official purpose, one that would lead to the formation of the Royal Society of London, arguably the most influential organization of its kind through more than four centuries. The seeds for the group were planted as early as 1645. Doctors and natural philosophers — the name […]