Needham Research Institute

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Needham Research Institute
A building of Chinese-inspired shape but brick construction, beyond a lawn, a sculpture, ornamental trees, and hedges.
Location Cambridge, United Kingdom

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

The institute is housed in a purpose-built structure in 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