Needham Research Institute

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The Needham Research Institute[1] or NRI, located on the grounds of the Robinson College, in Cambridge, England, is a centre for research into the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia. It is part of the University of Cambridge. The institute is named after the scientist and historian Joseph Needham, who initiated the Science and Civilisation in China series.

The institute is housed in a purpose-built structure in the Robinson College. The building was designed in the Chinese style, and has been described by its architect as "East Anglian Asian".[2]


  1. ^ "Intute: Health and Life Sciences — Full record details for Needham Research Institute". Intute (formerly the Resource Discovery Network). Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  2. ^ Davies, Mansel (1995-03-27). "OBITUARY: Joseph Needham". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

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Coordinates: 52°12′18″N 0°06′06″E / 52.2050°N 0.1018°E / 52.2050; 0.1018