19:45, Tue 25th – Sat 29th October 2005 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
Sir Isaac Newton: hero, genius and England’s leading scientific thinker. What will he do to keep it that way? When Newton accuses German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz of plagiarising his invention of calculus, he begins a bitter conflict over priority. Newton assembles a committee of eleven honourable men, all Fellows of the Royal Society, to adjudicate on the matter. But is their decision really their own? When reputations are at stake, what place do morals have in deciding who was first?
Calculus reveals a darker side of Newton, who was recently voted Man of the Millennium, examining whether his calculations went far beyond mathematics alone.
Free talks discussing the themes explored in Calculus will precede each performance. Talks are open to all and will begin at 6:30pm in the ADC bar. For further details of speakers please visit www.topquarkproductions.org.uk.