York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

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33 Museum Gardens

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In 1683 Martin Lister was the first archaeologist to determine that the Multangular Tower, here in Museum Gardens, was of Roman origin by measuring the sizes of the bricks.

Lister, Fellow of the Royal Society and Physician to Queen Anne, practised medicine in York from 1670 to 1683. The centre of a group of artists, scientists, and physicians called the ‘York virtuosi’, he founded the sciences of arachnology (spiders) and conchology (molluscs), and published the first scientific illustrated paper about fossils.

This drawing illustrated his paper about the Tower and walls of York, which was published by the Royal Society in 1683. (Courtesy of the Royal Society)

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