Everyone knows the story of Isaac Newton and the apple tree – or do they? Prof Richard Keesing turns the history of physics into an intriguing detective story. Starting with a descendent of the original tree at Newton’s birthplace, Professor Keesing takes you on a journey to find out the historical and botanical facts behind the famous incident.
This evening he reveals what he discovered about Isaac Newton’s visit to Langcliffe, just down the road from Settle, where he might have sat under an apple tree. When did he come? Why did he come? Is the tree still there? You’ll have to come along to find out.