The Penultimate Curiosity

The Penultimate Curiosity

Andrew Briggs (1968, Physics) 

The Penultimate Curiosity (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Professor Andrew Briggs and his co-author Roger Wagner launched their book entitled The Penultimate Curiosity published by Oxford University Press in February 2016. The book asks why it is that throughout the long journey from cave painting to quantum physics what we now refer to as ‘science’ and ‘religion’ – the attempt to describe the physical world that we can see, and the aspiration to see beyond the rim of the visible world – have been so closely entangled.  It has been favourably reviewed in the Financial Times by John Cornwell announcing it as a "gripping work of history and reference [that] deserves to be read on both sides of the science-arts divide.”