Author: Rosie O' Maley

Rosie’s Post: William Shakespeare

Not really that long before my time, 77 miles away from Cambridge, lived a great man whose talent is still widely celebrated all over the world today. His name brings into mind famous lines from his work and is associated with the best ever written theatre works there have ever been. His name William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, whose birthday is unknown,… Read more →

Rosie’s Post: My worst fears

People talked often about the Covent Garden Square. It was laid down in 1630s, and the first small shops around it had already made a name for themselves. People always talk about the good things when they want to forget all the tragic ones. I must have been less than 12 months old, in 1665, when the Great Plague came… Read more →

Rosie’s Post: The Emerald Tablet

It’s been some time since I first found small hints in Isaac Newton’s work referring to Alchemy! To be honest I always had my suspicions, mainly due to what my father told me about him. He seemed always to be hiding something. Most of the people thought it was just his discoveries and experiments. But I knew it was more… Read more →

Rosie’s Post: London Bridge is falling down

Dear diary, While waiting in the museum today for Alex to finish his morning shift, so we could enjoy our lunch together I happened upon a family of 4 – the parents, along with their twin baby girls , of about 3 years of age. The little girls were playing with a tablet (something which still surprises me to see…honestly…every… Read more →

Rosie’s Post: Dear Diary… where am I?

Hmmm…busy, busy, busy…so many things to catch up on. Had a wonderful spring break with my friends, just chilling in Virtus but in the meantime all the things that I have yet to discover… The things I missed in all those years. Scientific discoveries, world wars, kingdoms falling apart, books and poetry.. Thankfully, with all the help I can get,… Read more →

Rosie’s Post: What is forever?

“One day man will connect his apparatus to the very wheelwork of the universe […] and the very forces that motivate the planets in their orbits and cause them to rotate will rotate his own machinery”.  – Nikola Tesla   I remember sitting by the fire when my Dad explained again and again physics and mathematics, all of the secrets of… Read more →

Rosie’s Post: My kaleidoscope

How unbelievable my life turned out to be? It’s really hard to imagine, even now that it’s been quite some time since Cambridge…well I wouldn’t want to dwell on that now though. My thoughts today revolve around my kaleidoscope. Ever since I can remember myself, my father – quite a brilliant man and scientist – would potter around the house,… Read more →

Rosie’s Post: Newton part II: the «Philosophiæ Naturalis Principiæ Mathematica»

Newton’s most important work is the ‘PRINCIPIA’ or the ‘Philosophiæ Naturalis Principiæ Mathematica’ which means Mathematical principles of the Physics Philosophy. With this work he established the foundations of mechanics using a very strict but also analytic model. These foundations were so rigid that lasted at least 250 years. The first earthquake came by Albert Einstein in 1905, with his… Read more →

ROSIE’S POST: Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was born on Christmas of 1642 according to the old English calendar, in Woolsthorpe of Lincolnshire. This was the year Galileo Galilei died. He was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, alchemist and theologian. Obviously in the times You live in, times of extreme specialization this seems almost impossible. But back then (and believe you me) in times that… Read more →

ROSIE’S POST: I was born in the Renaissance.

Some believe that the Scientific Renaissance (1450-1630) is the first part of the Scientific Revolution which started in the 17th century. I was born in Cambridge (England) at the end of the Scientific Renaissance, just as we were passing on to the next level of scientific discoveries. And then something remarkable happened and I was given the chance – a… Read more →