Renny Bartlett’s documentary does a good job of explaining the science while at the same time, analysing the man – words like misanthrope and even psychopath crop up from time to time. Many of the more revelatory passages of the film come courtesy of personal papers rescued and purchased by economist John Maynard Keynes. These documents reveal that Newton had a little-considered sideline in heresy and alchemy too. ‘Not the first of the age of reason,’ reckoned Keynes. ‘The last of the magicians.’
Located on Sydney Street, this authentic Malaysian restaurant is nestled in a corner of Chelsea, about a five-minute walk from South Kensington station. First opened in Oxford, Zheng – named after the Chinese admiral Zheng He – brings its culinary nous to London, fusing together flavours from parts of Asia admiral Zheng He explored in the fifteenth century. Opulent surroundings laced with blacks and golds make you feel like you’re in the orient: coupled with classics such as rendang beef, cumin spicy lamb and sambal seabass, Zheng should transport you to the other side of the world, in culinary terms at least.