Dr Woodward's 350-year legacy

McNamara, K. J. (2015) Dr Woodward's 350-year legacy. Geology Today, 31 (5). pp. 181-186. ISSN 0266-6979, ESSN: 1365-2451 DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/gto.12107

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Almost three hundred and fifty years ago, on 1 May 1667, in Draycott, Derbyshire, northern England, John Woodward was born. Although we know precious little about his early life, he left a legacy that has resonated down the centuries. In a letter written in 1723 to a physician friend, John Allen of Bridgewater, five years before he died, Woodward confided that ‘I have bequeathd … an Hundred & Fifty Pounds per annum to the University of Cambridge, which I intreat [sic] you to keep secret …’

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2015AREP; IA69
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
99 - Other
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
99 - Other
Journal or Publication Title: Geology Today
Volume: 31
Page Range: pp. 181-186
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/gto.12107
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 19:55
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 19:55
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/3944

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