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Learning more...The statues in the court12345622211716181915141312111098723242526272028Main entranceMost of the carvings include a symbol or object that relates to the work of the subject: the traditional story has it that Newton was sitting under an apple tree when an apple fell on his head, leading him to develop his theory of gravitation.A key to the statues in the courtThere are 28 statues and busts on display in the main court.What is ‘Learning more’?‘Learning more’ comprises a series of articles about the Museum and its collections. It is designed for older students, teachers, researchers, and anyone who wants to find out more about particular aspects of the Museum’s work and its history.This article introduces the statues of the main court. It gives brief biographies of the subject and further details of the statues.Look online for other 'Learning more' articles:http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/learningthemselves.The Museum is a magnificent testament to the Victorian neo-Gothic movement....