Professor Robert Iliffe


I would like to hear from potential DPhil students in any areas of my research interests (see under Research)

I currently teach:


  • Methods and Themes in the History of Science and Technology
  • Malthus, Darwin and Society, 1790-1950
  • The Scientific Revolution, 1540-1740

Chemistry Undergraduate Supplementary Subject:

  • History and Philosophy of Science


  • “Newtonian biographies” in S. Mandelbrote and H. Pulte eds, The Reception of Newton in Eighteenth Century Europe, 3 vols, 3: 581-96 (Bloomsbury, 2019)

  • Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton

  • "Saint Isaac: Newtonian hagiography and the creation of genius," in M. Beretta et al., eds, Savant Relics. Brains and Remains of Scientists, (Sagamore Beach, Ca., 2016), 93-132

  • “Newton’s religion” in Iliffe, R and G. Smith eds, The Cambridge Companion to Newton, 2nd ed., (Cambridge 2016), 485-523

  • Introduction