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Free online course: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp’

Free online course (MOOC) starting 30 October 2017 - Open to all Sign up today: http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/humphry-davy This course is produced by Lancaster University and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The MOOC is intended for anyone with an interest in Humphry Davy, or early nineteenth-century literature, science, or history. It will explore some of the [...]

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History of Mathematics Public Lectures

Please see details below of the History of Mathematics public lectures that Gresham College is running in May and June. 1) Maths Can Make You Fly: 23 May, Museum of London, 6pm-7pm -  In this joint Gresham and London Mathematical Society Annual Lecture, Dr Carola Bibiane-Schonlieb will be talking about how maths can make you [...]

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KCL Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

Kings College London is delighted to announce that this year's Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine will be given by Professor Scott Podolsky on Thurs 29 June 2017, 5.30-7pm. Prof Podolsky will be speaking on 'The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics.' Abstract: Today, as we increasingly turn our [...]

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The curious history of curiosity-driven research

From the Royal Society: Professor Agar asks why scientists say they ask ‘why?’, and traces the curious history of the idea of curiosity-driven science; as he explores the curious place of curiosity in the history of science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCbdU_n6cJw In the early modern period, curiosity was doubled-edged: it was both a virtue, the spring for [...]

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The curious history of curiosity-driven research

Prize lecture Professor Jon Agar, 2016 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Prize winner 4 April 2017 18:30 - 19:30 Location The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG View map Venue information Overview Explore the curious place of curiosity in the history of science. In the early modern period, curiosity was doubled-edged: it was both a [...]

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“Good Mothers” and “King Tyrants” in the Mesozoic

“Good Mothers” and “King Tyrants” in the Mesozoic: An Anthropology of Dinosaur Science and Spectacle Dr Brian Noble, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University Date: Weds 1 March, 2017 Time: 5.15 - 6.45pm followed by reception Place: Templeman lecture theatre, University of Kent (Library building) Drawing on his recent book, Articulating Dinosaurs: A [...]

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Lecture: The Mathematical Skyline

Title: "The Mathematical Skyline" about using maths to answer the question of where to take the perfect picture of Battersea Power Station from. Date: 18 January, 1-2pm Speaker: Professor Simon Salamon Location: Barnard's Inn Hall   The study of perspective in art has led to a branch of mathematics called projective geometry, which addresses the relationship between [...]

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BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal

Date: Monday 6 February 2017, 5:30pm Venue: UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX  (Nearest tube: Russell Square) Event: British Society for the History of Pharmacy lecture Title: The Syon Abbey Herbal (before AD 1517), the last monastic herbal in Britain Speaker: John Adams, Member, Syon Abbey Research Associates Overview: The Syon Abbey Herbal, written [...]

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Lecture: A Bradford Community Pharmacy Prescription Book

The British Society for the History of Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford are co-hosting a public talk by Dr. Ian Naylor, recently retired Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the School on Monday 7th November 2016. The title of Naylor's talk is  ‘A Bradford Community Pharmacy Prescription Book - a reflection of social and pharmaceutical [...]

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The 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture

2016 Fred Sanger Lecture Monday 3rd October, 6.30pm-7.30pm Henry Wellcome auditorium, Wellcome Collection, London Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh The growth of genomics has involved recurring disputes over whether genomic data should be treated as a public, private or [...]

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