Scholars, Scientists, & Artists

Patricia Fara

Dr. Patricia Fara Senior Tutor of Clare College, Cambridge

University of Cambridge

She is a regular contributor to journals as well as radio and TV, she has published a range of books on scientific history, including her prize-winning Science: A Four Thousand Year History (translated into nine languages) and Newton: The Making of Genius. She is currently writing about women, science and suffrage during World War One.

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Sam George
Susannah Gibson (c) Christina Tsaknak

Dr. Susannah Gibson Affiliated Scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science

University of Cambridge

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Jan Koeman

Mr. Jan Koeman Photographer

Born in the Netherlands in 1955. He says that nature is his greatest source of inspiration as a photographer. He tries to capture all objects and phenomena that catch his attention between earth and sky.

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Richard Mabey

Dr. Richard Mabey, FRSL Writer & Broadcaster

MA in philosophy, Oxford. Honorary Doctorates from Universities of St. Andrews, Essex and East Anglia. Author of some 40 books, including Gilbert White (winner Whitbread Biography Award, 1986); Flora Britannica (winner National Book Award, 1996). Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature. Visiting Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Patron, John Clare Society.

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Robbin Moran

Dr. Robbin C. Moran Nathanial Lord Britton Curator of Botany

The New York Botanical Garden

He studies ferns and lycophytes and has published four books and over 120 scientific papers about these plants. For his book, A Natural History of Ferns, he received the Best Writing award in 2004 from the Garden Writer’s Association. Since 1998 he has taught Tropical Plant Systematics, a five-week course in Costa Rica, for the Organization for Tropical Studies.

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Matthew C. Pace

Dr. Matthew C. Pace Assistant Curator, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium

The New York Botanical Garden

Native of Long Island, NY. BS, Cornell University, 2007; PhD, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2015. Research specialization in orchid systematics and evolution.

Dr. Catherine Packham

Dr. Catherine Packham Senior Lecturer in English

University of Sussex

Her book Eighteenth-Century Vitalism: Bodies, Culture, Politics (Palgrave, 2012), which includes a chapter on Erasmus Darwin, explores the language of vital nature in eighteenth-century science, literature and philosophical writing: in moral philosophy, theories of sensibility and political economy, and in the radical journalism and women’s writing of the 1790s.

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Professor Martin Priestman

Professor Martin Priestman Professor of English

University of Roehampton

His books include The Poetry of Erasmus Darwin: Enlightened Spaces, Romantic Times (2013); Romantic Atheism: Poetry and Freethought, 1780-1830 (Cambridge University Press, 1999); Cowper’s Task: Structure and Influence (Cambridge University Press, 1983). He has edited Erasmus Darwin’s The Temple of Nature (Romantic Circles, 2006) and The Collected Writings of Erasmus Darwin (Thoemmes, 2004).

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