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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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Forthcoming Lectures at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford has some great free upcoming lectures that will be of interest to us all, so if you can make it, don't miss out! Monday 23 May, 19:00 Buckets, Bollards and Bombs Join Mats Fridlund (Aalto University, Finland) at the Museum as he examines the power of terrorizing things [...]

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Forthcoming Lecture: Who Cares About the History of Science?

2015 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture by Professor Hasok Chang, 10 May 2016, 18:30-19:30 (this announcement has been cross-posted from The Royal Society's website) Science is a progressive enterprise, always focused on the future.  So, why should anyone care about the past of science?  Professor Hasok Chang argues that the historical study of science has several important purposes [...]

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Lecture: Society for the History of Medieval Science and Technology, Oxford, 14 December

The Society for the History of Medieval Science and Technology will meet on Saturday, 14 December 2013,  at 2.00 p.m. at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities) at the Racliffe Observatory Quarter (the old Radcliffe Infirmary site) DR GILES GASPER (Department of History and Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University) [...]

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