Category: 1001 Inventions

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Science in a Golden Age

Jim al-Khalili unravels the links between latest scientific developments and the unsung scientific heroes of the past
 

 

About Science in a Golden Age

From satellite-enabled GPS, to hi-tech medical procedures – much of today’s modern science has been developed and understood through the work of scientists and thinkers across the ages and from around the world.

While the names of Newton, Galileo and Copernicus are well known, what is less well known is that these men were building on the work of great scientists who came before them.

Between the 9th and 14th centuries, Europe … Ler mais

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When the Moors Ruled in Europe

Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the influence of the Moorish invasion of Spain in 711 AD, and the lasting cultural and scientific legacy they created

As part of the Channel 4’s Hidden Civilisation season exploring Islam’s rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, historian Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society that ruled in Spain for 700 years, but whose legacy was virtually erased from Western history.

In 711 AD, a tribe of newly converted Muslims from North Africa crossed the straits of Gibraltar and invaded Spain. Known as The Moors, they went on to build … Ler mais

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1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets

This short feature film is about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation

From Producer Ahmed Salim and starring Oscar-winning actor and screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley this short feature film is about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation. The mini-movie, entitled “1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets”, accompanies a global touring exhibition which was previously open to the public at the Science Museum in London.

The 1001 Inventions exhibition completed its record-breaking residency at London’s Science Museum with 400,000 visitors in the first half of 2010, followed by a blockbuster … Ler mais

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1001 Inventions

Discovering the Past, Inspiring a Better Future

1001 Inventions is a leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage brand reaching over 150 million people around the world.

1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim Civilisation from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our modern world.

Through its award-winning educational programmes, books, block-buster exhibitions, live shows, films and learning products, 1001 Inventions showcases the contributions of inspirational men and women of different faiths and … Ler mais