Northampton Institute, Clerkenwell, London
The Northampton Institute was not in the town of Northampton but, in fact, a college in Clerkenwell, London, built in 1894 on land presented by the Marquess of Northampton, very close indeed to the centre of the British manufacturing optics industry. It opened for classes (in Optics) in 1896. (see: 11095692 and 10934342) Date: circa 1907
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Christian Huygens, Dutch scientist
Christian (or Christiaan) Huygens, Dutch mathematician, physicist, horologist and astronomer, notable for his contributions to telescopes and to the nature of light. He also wrote science fiction, and believed in the existence of extraterrestrial life.
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