Welcome to Enlightening Science
Funded by Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Enlightening Science Project was established to create a unique educational resource intended to inform and engage scholars, students and the wider public interested in the core concepts behind Newton's scientific achievements. Building on the unique experience of the Newton Project, we are currently producing a wide range of digital resources concerning Sir Isaac Newton's work in optics, physics and theoretical astronomy. The core of the work will be the creation of a number of Virtual Learning Objects freely available to the public. Each Learning Object will explore a specific Newtonian topic, such as:
Each of these Learning Objects will contain a selection of encoded texts, interviews with scientists and historians, podcast introductions as well as video recreations of eighteenth century experiments and lectures. By combining historical texts, scholarly commentaries and audio & video podcasts, we aim to bring Newton's scientific works to life for 21st century audiences.