The Royal Society and Ireland—William Molyneux, F. R. S. (1656-1698)

  title={The Royal Society and Ireland—William Molyneux, F. R. S. (1656-1698)},
  author={K. Theodore Hoppen},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={125 - 135}
  • K. Hoppen
  • Published 1 December 1963
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
The seventeenth century was not a period during which science can be said to have flourished in Ireland. Only in the last twenty years of the century did that country give any response to the New Learning, a learning which was, in England, no longer regarded as new, in the sense of revolutionary, and which was becoming accepted by the majority of thinking men. That there was any significant activity at all, in the field of science during these last two decades, was due, in the main, to William… 
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