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Christopher Wren the son of the Dean of Windsor and nephew of Dr Mathew Wren the Bishop of Norwich was born in 1632 As his father was the kings chaplain Christopher spent his early life in Windsor Castle As a child he played with the kings son who later became Charles II Christopher was an intelligent boy and did very well at school He was particularly interested in mathematics and science and by the age of seventeen had made several inventions These included an instrument that wrote in the dark a weather clock a pneumatic engine and a new deaf and dumb language At Oxford University Wren developed a reputation as a brilliant scientist He carried out a series of experiments that was to prove very important for health care For example he showed how it was possible to send people into a deep sleep by injecting them with opium This helped doctors who wanted to carry out long operations Wren himself used this system to remove a spleen from a dog He also successfully used a syringe to transfer blood from one dog to another In 1657 Wren was appointed as professor of astronomy at Gresham College in London Wren became interested in the laws of motion He carried out several experiments on this subject and when Isaac Newton developed the theory of gravity he was quick to point out that he owed a great deal to the work of Wren Wren joined a group of mathematicians scientists and scholars that met to discuss new ideas and in 1662 Charles II granted them a charter to establish the Royal Society of London for Promoting Natural Knowledge When Wren was a student Christopher Wren read a book entitled On Architecture The book had been written by a Roman architect called Vitruvius in the first century AD After reading On Architecture Wren developed a desire to
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