Engaging with the literature…

img_0640I took part in a fascinating meeting this afternoon at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), which is part of the University of Reading. It was focused on anti-microbial resistance, but the highlight for me was leaving through two amazing first editions of true milestones in science – books by Robert Hooke (pictured) and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, both from the collections in Cole library here at the University. Breathtaking.

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