'Treasure of Knowledge'

Thomas Browne and the Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century 

 
 

‘I make not therefore my head a grave, but a treasure of knowledge;
I intend no Monopoly, but a Community in learning.’
- Thomas Browne, Religio Medici (1643)
 
 

 
Physician, author, natural historian, and collector, Thomas Browne (1605–82) was an extraordinary figure. Through his curious approach to the world, he contributed to an intellectual community that forged a revolution in scientific thought.
 

 
‘A Treasure of Knowledge’ was displayed at Winchester College Treasury between June and December 2020. 
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The exhibition was curated by a group of pupils from Winchester College.
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