The first municipal public library in Britain was founded in Norwich, in 1608. The original 1772 volumes are still in the city library. [Dunn & Martin, p.117.] Cf Manchester and Reigate; and also Innerpeffray and Marsh's Library, Dublin.
Samuel Clarke (1675-1729) was born in Norwich [Ball (5), p.76].
Robert Woodhouse (1773-1827) was born in Norwich [Ball (5), p.118].
Hubert Horace Lamb (1913-1997, grandson of the applied mathematician Horace Lamb) was the pioneer student of climatic changes. He came to the new University of East Anglia (on the outskirts of Norwich), c1971, as professor and first director of the Climatic Research Unit. [Anthony Tucker, A change in the weather, The Guardian (30 Jun 1997) 15]
Martin Hollis (1938-1998) was a distinguished professor of philosophy here, but he was also a noted composer of logic puzzles for New Scientist and a collection of these appeared as Tantalizers: A Book of Original Logical Puzzles in 1970.
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