For very many years, essay competitions were a popular way of encouraging people throughout Europe to devote themselves to science. This was particularly so in the eighteenth century - the century of ‘sociability'. Usually, anyone, anywhere in Europe, could enter these competitions. In many Eu ...
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Select a starting point
Start your exploration of Teylers Universe
with one of these stories, or:
 An eyewitness account
Founding and growth
 Lavoisier, van Marum,<br> and oxygen theory
Main actors
 Visiting Teylers Museum
Organisation
 The economy in the<br> eighteenth century
Teyler's era
 The van der Meulen<br> auction
Collecting
 Adams' orrery
Thinking and doing