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The William Gilbert Website Introduction
William Gilbert (1544-1603) is a figure well known to historians of science but not to the general public. He has four claims to fame.
My name is Stephen Pumfrey, and I have been fascinated by Gilbert since I did research for an undergraduate essay on him in 1977. I am now a leading academic expert on Gilbert and the science of his time, and a lecturer at Lancaster University, U.K.. The aims of The William Gilbert Website are:
News - Closure of Gilbert's Home
The house in which Gilbert once lived in Colchester, which for many years was open to the public as Tymperleys Clock Museum, has been threatened with closure due to cutbacks.
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