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    Separate Spheres and Public Places: Reflections on the History of Science Popularization and Science in Popular Culture.Roger Cooter & Stephen Pumfrey - 1994 - History of Science 32 (97):237-267.
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    Science and Patronage in England, 1570–1625: A Preliminary Study.Stephen Pumfrey & Frances Dawbarn - 2004 - History of Science 42 (2):137-188.
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    ‘Your Astronomers and Ours Differ Exceedingly’: The Controversy Over the ‘New Star’ of 1572 in the Light of a Newly Discovered Text by Thomas Digges.Stephen Pumfrey - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Science 44 (1):29-60.
    This article presents evidence that an anonymous publication of 1573, a Letter sent by a gentleman of England [concerning …] the myraculous starre nowe shyning, was written by Thomas Digges, England's first Copernican. It tells the story of how it arose out of research commissioned by Elizabeth I's privy counsellors in response to the conventional argument of Jean Gosselin, librarian to Henri III of France, that the star was a comet which presaged wars. The text is significant because it seems (...)
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    Ideas Above His Station: A Social Study of Hooke's Curatorship of Experiments.Stephen Pumfrey - 1991 - History of Science 29 (1):1-44.
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    Mechanizing Magnetism in Restoration England—the Decline of Magnetic Philosophy.Stephen Pumfrey - 1987 - Annals of Science 44 (1):1-21.
    The magnet served three interests of Restoration mechanical philosophers: it provided a model of cosmic forces, it suggested a solution to the problem of longitude determination, and evidence of its corpuscular mechanism would silence critics. An implicit condition of William Gilbert's ‘magnetic philosophy’ was the existence of a unique, immaterial magnetic virtue. Restoration mechanical philosophers, while claiming descent from their compatriot, worked successfully to disprove this, following an experimental regime of Henry Power. Magnetic philosophy lost its coherence and became subsumed (...)
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    History of Science in the National Science Curriculum: A Critical Review of Resources and Their Aims.Stephen Pumfrey - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (1):61-78.
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  7. Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives.Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor & Stephen Pumfrey (eds.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    The idea of an inevitable conflict between science and religion was decisively challenged by John Hedley Brooke in his classic Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives. Almost two decades on, Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives revisits this argument and asks how historians can now impose order on the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science. Bringing together leading scholars, this volume explores the history and changing meanings of the categories 'science' and 'religion'; the role of publishing and (...)
     
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    Who Did the Work? Experimental Philosophers and Public Demonstrators in Augustan England.Stephen Pumfrey - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Science 28 (2):131-156.
    The growth of modern science has been accompanied by the growth of professionalization. We can unquestionably speak of professional science since the nineteenth century, although historians dispute about where, when and how much. It is much more problematic and anachronistic to do so of the late seventeenth century, despite the familiar view that the period saw the origin of modern experimental science. This paper explores the broad implications of that problem.
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    ‘O Tempera, O Magnes!’: A Sociological Analysis of the Discovery of Secular Magnetic Variation in 1634.Stephen Pumfrey - 1989 - British Journal for the History of Science 22 (2):181-214.
    As sociologists learn more about how scientific knowledge is created, they give historians the opportunity to rework their accounts from a more contextual perspective. It is relatively easy to do so in areas with large theoretical, cosmological or overtly ideological components. It is more difficult, but equally necessary, to open up very empirical accomplishments, and recent sociological analysis of the process of science gives us some interesting insights. This paper employs some of these on the apparently unpromising subject of the (...)
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    Lynn Sumida Joy. Gassendi the Atomist: Advocate of History in an Age of Science. Cambridge: University Press, 1988. Pp. Xiii + 311. ISBN 0-521-30142-4. £27.50, $34.50. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1990 - British Journal for the History of Science 23 (1):99-102.
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    John Dee: The Patronage of a Natural Philosopher in Tudor England.Stephen Pumfrey - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (3):449-459.
    For all of his failures to secure patronage, John Dee was successful compared with his contemporaries. We know more about his patronage relations than those of any other natural philosopher in Tudor England. Only by comparing him with other English client practitioners can we understand how unusual and even productive were Dee’s relations with his patrons. This article makes those comparisons and offers an overview of Dee’s patronage, but in the main it explores three of the unusual aspects.The first is (...)
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    David C. Lindberg and Robert S. Westman , Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. Xxvii + 551. ISBN 0-521-34804-8. £14.95. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1994 - British Journal for the History of Science 27 (2):226-228.
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    Robert Goulding, Defending Hypatia: Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History. Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer, 2010. Pp. Xx+201. ISBN 978-90-481-3541-7. £90.00. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Science 45 (2):286-288.
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    Francis Bacon and the Politics of Science. John E. Leary, Jr.Stephen Pumfrey - 1998 - Isis 89 (4):721-722.
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    Seventeenth Century Steven J. Dick, Plurality of Worlds. The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate From Democritus to Kant. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. ISBN 0-521-24308-4. Pp. X + 246. £19.00. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1984 - British Journal for the History of Science 17 (1):107-108.
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    C. A. Ronan. The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. Pp. Ix + 298. ISBN 0-521-25272-5, £30.00, $49.50 ; 0-521-31560-3, £12.50, $19.95. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1987 - British Journal for the History of Science 20 (3):354-355.
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    Richard Olson. Science Deified and Science Defied: The Historic Significance of Science in Western Culture. Volume 2: From the Early Modern Age Through the Early Romantic Era Ca. 1640 to Ca. 1820. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Pp. Xi + 445, Illus. ISBN 0-520-06846-7. $45.00. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1992 - British Journal for the History of Science 25 (4):464-466.
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    Michael Hunter and Simon Schaffer . Robert Hooke. New Studies. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1989. Pp. X + 310. ISBN 0-85115-523-5. £39.50. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (3):382-384.
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    Michael Hunter. Establishing the New Science: The Experience of the Early Royal Society. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1989. Pp. Xiv + 382. ISBN 0-85115-506-5. £45.00. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (2):252-254.
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    Jean Dietz Moss, Novelties in the Heavens: Rhetoric and Science in the Copernican Controversy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Pp. Xiv + 353. ISBN 0-226-54234-3, £39.95 ; 0-226-54235-1, £14.95. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Science 28 (1):105-106.
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    Francis Bacon and the Politics of Science by John E. Leary. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1998 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 89:721-722.
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    The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580–1630. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 2008 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 99:614-615.
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    John Sergeant and His Circle: A Study of Three Seventeenth-Century English Aristotelians by Dorothea Krook; Beverley C. Southgate. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1995 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 86:489-490.
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    G. J. R. Parry. A Protestant Vision: William Harrison and the Reformation of Elizabethan England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. Pp. Ix + 348. ISBN 0-521-32997-3. £27.50. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1988 - British Journal for the History of Science 21 (4):498-499.
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    Henry S. Turner. The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580–1630. Xv + 326 Pp., Figs., Bibl., Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. $99. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 2008 - Isis 99 (3):614-615.
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    John Sergeant and His Circle: A Study of Three Seventeenth-Century English Aristotelians. Dorothea Krook, Beverley C. Southgate.Stephen Pumfrey - 1995 - Isis 86 (3):489-490.
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    Robert Hooke. New Studies. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (3):382-384.
  28. Establishing the New Science: The Experience of the Early Royal Society. [REVIEW]Stephen Pumfrey - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (2):252-254.