Friday, November 4, 2016

Louis Leakey

Original Photographs from Archives
So l just wandered around. By happy accident, I cut down a back street called Free School Lane and chanced upon the building that was home of the famous Cavendish Laboratory from 1874 to 1974. Somebody once observed to me that probably no small patch of earth has produced more revolutionary, earth-changing thinking than an area a few hundred yards across in the center of Cambridge. Here at various times you have had Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, William Harvey, Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, John Maynard Keynes, Louis Leakey, Bertrand Russell, and more other original thinkers than I could list here. 
-  Bill Bryson <>, The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain   <>: