The Tree of Life

05.18.2021 - By Human Resources

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In Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth near Grantham, Lincolnshire is a house, Woolsthorpe Manor and within the grounds of this house, an apple tree. The very tree a young Sir Isaac Newton sat under which started his exploration of gravity. We discover how one of England's greatest minds, science, and Lincolnshire is linked to Britain's slaving past.

Featuring Professor Simon Schaffer and Professor Kate Murphy.

A transcript for this episode is available here (


Written by Moya Lothian-McLean

Produced by Renay Richardson

Researchers are Arisa Loomba and Dr. Alison Bennet

Sound Design and original music by Ben Yellowitz

Violin by J Hope 

Thanks to Sandra Dobrozemsky for additional support and Tony Phillips

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