Maths, science and technology


1001 Inventions 

From the 7th century onwards, scholars of many faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, making breakthroughs that paved the way for the Renaissance. The discoveries made by men and women in Muslim civilisation have left their mark on the way we live today. 1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of science and technology that has a huge but hidden impact on the modern world.

The teacher's pack is structured around the KS3-4 Science curriculum requirements and also contains one activity for Design and Technology.

There is also a beautifully produced set of 10 A1 posters.

The lavishly illustrated 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World book should be in every school library.

A portal of documentaries that explore the history of Islamic science and its influence on European science is a fantastic resource.

Arabick Roots Royal Society 2011

Catalogue that accompanies the exhibition that tells the largely unknown story of the contribution of Arab and Islamic science to the early development of the 'New Philosophy' in Britain. Many of the founding members of the Royal Society, such as Robert Boyle and Edmond Halley, were Arabists who learnt the language in order to study the classic texts of their Muslim forebears.

City 1250 KS3, IB Middle

A set of colourful and innovative resources that look at the impact of science and technology in the Islamic world in 1250.


Discover 1000 years of missing history and explore the fascinating Muslim contribution to present day Science, Technology, Arts and Civilisation. Includes serious articles as well as an interactive virtual civilisation tool and timeline.