Science Year

Photo of Lord Kelvin [courtesy Glasgow University Library Special Collections] <<< Photo of Lord Kelvin courtesy of Glasgow University Library Special Collections (original photograph ref. MS Kelvin App. 1/4)

Science Year is a UK-wide educational initiative to promote science, technology, and engineering in 2002. So for June 2002, we're highlighting some of the many pioneering scientists and engineers whose records are described on the Hub. Rewind to the past - and fast forward to the future!

  • John Logie Baird (1888-1946), pioneer of television
  • Joseph Black (1728-1799), anatomist and chemist who developed the theory of latent heat
  • William Herschel (1738-1822), musician and astronomer who discovered Uranus
  • And his son John Herschel (1792-1871), astronomer and inventor of the blueprint
  • Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), pioneer of modern nursing [letters concerning a typhoid epidemic in Bangor, Wales]

Related links

Science Year

You can receive regular updates on our special features by joining our mailing list.