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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Mr Mumford - Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire in 1643. His father died before he was born. His mother had land, but very little money. His step-father kicked him out of the house and he was eventually raised by his grandmother.

By most people’s standards Isaac had a challenging childhood. Many would use this challenging upbringing as an excuse in later life. But not Isaac Newton. Isaac went on to discover a love of engineering and mathematics that would guide him through an extraordinary life.

Isaac studied at Cambridge University later becoming a professor of mathematics, he invented the reflecting telescope, he invented an entire branch of mathematics called calculus, he developed and led the sciences of optics and gravitation. He later became the Master of the Royal Mint, overseeing huge change in British currency and was the first ever scientist to be knighted.

It is no exaggeration to say that Isaac Newton was an ordinary boy from Lincolnshire who literally changed the world. Modern maths and science are underpinned by his work. Our scientific understanding of the universe and everything in it can be accredited, in part, to the work of Isaac Newton.

Isaac’s life, the challenges and the achievements, are the inspiration for Newton House.

We all face challenges, and we all have a choice in how we deal with them. Isaac Newton’s life story shows us that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work. - Isaac Newton