Oxford Science Archive

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The Oxford Science Archive provides a comprehensive collection of imagery covering all aspects of the history of science and technology, from Astronomy to Zoology.

The collection chronicles the history of scientific achievement, from the work of the Ancient Greeks up to the first quarter of the 20th century, with an expanding coverage of more modern developments.

An extensive collection of portraits and representations ranges from the great figures of science and philosophy from Aristotle, Archimedes and Ptolemy to Newton, Galileo, Descartes, Kant, Darwin and Einstein and includes many less well-known but important personalities.

Other themes covered include transport and travel, discovery and exploration, medicine, agriculture and industry. The archive also portrays the impact that scientific and technological progress has had on society.

View the Oxford Science Archive collection at Heritage Images