History of science virtual tour (2 of 3)

On Demand (IF 2020)

20 minsPWYD

Virtual tour | History, Science

Travel back in time to see how science was done in the early days of Oxford University. In this second of three sessions, Russian tour guide, Dr Nina Kruglikova visits Wadham College (home to the Oxford Experimental Philosophical Club, which later became the Royal Society), The University of Oxford Botanic Gardens and the former observatory of astronomer Edmond Halley. She also discusses the long-standing feud between Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke.

Watch the recording of the virtual tour first broadcast on

14 October, as part of IF Oxford 2020


Nina Kruglikova graduated with a DPhil in Geography and the Environment from Oxford University. She leads thematic sightseeing tours, which featured in the British Science Week and the International Women’s Festival. She is a member of the

Oxford Heritage Network and volunteers as a tour guide for the Oxford Preservation Trust.


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