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On the 'Origins' of Science (BAR)

These extracts are taken from the third annual ‘British Academy Lecture’, delivered by Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd FBA on 18 November 1999 at the British Academy. He considers below three case studies taken from the ancient world illustrating the different conditions under which scientific investigations were carried out.

• Geoffrey Lloyd

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in Review, July-December 1999.