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The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

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Tim Birkhead

Sunday 13th October 10:20 - 11:20 | Northwood House

Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with his Cambridge tutor John Ray, Willughby was determined to overhaul the whole of natural history and impose order on its complexity. It was exhilarating, exacting and exhausting work. Yet before Willoughby and Ray could complete their monumental encyclopaedia of birds, Ornithology, Willughby died. In the centuries since, Ray’s reputation has grown, obscuring that of his collaborator. It’s time Willughby’s own story and genius are given the attention they deserve

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