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Hooke and the Great Fire of London

Architectural historian Dr James Campbell on Robert Hooke's activities after the Great Fire of London. He assesses Hooke's achievements and contribution to the city's rebuilding.

Architectural historian Dr James Campbell focuses on Hooke's activities after the Great Fire of London. Together with all his scientific commitments at the Royal Society, Hooke was employed as Christopher Wren's right hand man, the surveyor responsible for measuring out the new street-plan of the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666. He assesses Hookes achievements and contribution to the rebuilding of London.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

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Fri 3 Dec 2010 23:00

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