University of Lincoln plants Sir Isaac Newton tree descendent

The University of Lincoln will carry on the legacy of the famous tree which inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity.

Just over four years ago the Pro-Vice Chancellor at the university, Andrew Hunter, took five cuttings from the tree at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham.

It is reputed that an apple dropped from a tree in the view of Sir Isaac Newton, causing him to speculate on the nature of gravity.

Professor Dame Julia Higgins, President of The Institute of Physics, planted the famous tree.

Now the cuttings have been nurtured into young trees they will form the basis for a new garden of reflection directly outside the university building named in Sir Isaac Newton’s honour.

Professor Dame Julia Higgins, President of The Institute of Physics, planted one of the trees as part of a special event on Thursday, September 12.

She was accompanied by Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, and Jannette Warrener, Custodian of Woolsthorpe Manor.