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1650: Coffee, Cosmology and the Civil War

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The first coffeehouse opens in Oxford and signals the beginning of a new age of reason, and the true nature of gravity is revealed after a coffeehouse argument.

Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the history of science.

The first coffeehouse opens in Oxford and signals the beginning of a new age of reason. A coffee-powered network of scientists, theologians, politicians and traders swap ideas and information over a steaming dish of coffee, and the true nature of gravity is revealed after a coffeehouse argument.

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Wed 18 Nov 2009 21:00