Great Britain is the birthplace of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Francis Crick, Chris Frith, Peter Higgs and other geniuses who have changed the world. British scientists have given the world the law of gravity, the first vaccine, the theory of evolution, penicillin and the understanding of the DNA structure. The British Council and PostNauka will tell you about the famous British researchers and their most important achievements within the framework of a special project.

A member of the British Scientists project, the molecular biologist from Cambridge Richard Henderson, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017, along with scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank  "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".


The British Scientists project  (in English with Russian subttitles) is a timeline divided into six periods. The first block describes the genesis of science and education in Great Britain. The next one covers the period from 11th to 19th centuries, when Oxford and Cambridge universities were founded. The third block is dedicated to the Scientific Revolution in 17th century, which is marked by Newton’s and Hooke’s inventions as well as by Hobbes’ and Bacon’s philosophical treatises. It is followed by the Industrial Revolution (18th century) and the golden age of British education during the Victorian era (19th century).

The achievements of 20th and 21st centuries, such as DNA and genetic research, development of antibiotics, exploration of stars and black holes, analysis of the human brain capacity and various projects in the field of high tech which attract many modern researchers, are studied in great detail.

The very easy-to-use chronological structure of the project will help you with key dates and events, and short video lectures of the top scientists from the University of Cambridge, University College London, King’s College London and Imperial College London will show their connection to the contemporary studies.

The English version of the project can be found on the Seroius Science website.