'Arabick Roots' Exhibition At The Royal Society

Fellows of the Royal Society are celebrating the rich scholarly tradition of the Arab and Muslim world at their June to November exhibition in London.

Starts: on 09 June
Finishes: 11 November 2011
Venue: The Royal Society, London

The early Fellows of the Royal Society took every opportunity to read and discuss the works of the Arab and Persian astronomers, physicians and mathematicians and they valued the knowledge shared by ambassadors from Morocco and the kingdom of Tripoli.

This exhibition explores the Arabick roots of knowledge, which were significant at the founding period of the Royal Society.

The ‘Arabick’ roots of knowledge were significant at the founding period of the Royal Society. English philosophers showed continued appreciation for the classical science of the Arabic and Islamic worlds and interest in its living knowledge; they used both as sources for their research.

This exhibition highlights the ways in which early Fellows of the Royal Society, such as Edmond Halley and Robert Boyle, used the work of Arabic and Islamic scholars as a basis for their research. Many of the items on display are drawn from the library and archives of the Royal Society, and have not previously been on public display.

Find out more about the artefacts in the Arabick Roots exhibition.

The exhibition will open to the public during the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition, 5-10 July.

There will be further opportunities to visit the exhibition on free guided tours during June to November 2011.

The exhibition has been generously supported by the Qatar Foundation.

Book a place now for the {Arabic Roots exhibition

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