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Isaac Newton

Historian of science Patricia Fara explores how Isaac Newton became the quintessential English genius.

The Essay considers how five real-life scientists have been portrayed in culture, examining along the way ideas of genius, inspiration and authority.

Tonight, historian of science Patricia Fara explores how Isaac Newton helped to define our modern sense of what a genius is - and a quintessentially English one, at that.

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