A Little-Known 18th Century English Polymath – Professor Alan Zinober – 15th June 2020

A polymath is ‘a person of great and varied learning’ and this certainly described the Reverend John Michell ( 25 Dec 1742 – 12 April 1793). Michell was a natural philosopher and a clergyman and seems to be almost unknown although he was: The first person to suggest that earthquakes are caused by movement of … Read more