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Hertford College, Oxford

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Hertford College, Oxford, attended by Thomas Hobbes from 1603-1608 when the College was called Magdalen Hall. 


Thomas Hobbes attended Magdalen Hall from 1603-1608, which later became part of what is now known as the Hertford College of College of Oxford University. It was during his time at Magdalen Hall that Hobbes first became interested in astronomy, mathematics, and modern scientific methodology, while resisting the dominant Aristotelian-Scholastic curricula, then popular at the College. After receiving his B.A. in 1608, Hobbes became the personal tutor of William Cavendish.


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