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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …