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Activism, Nursing and Women’s Rights: Then and Now

Tuesday 26 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN Nearest tube: Oxford Circus/Bond Street Join Helen Pankhurst and Anne Marie Rafferty for a history of women’s rights. The early twentieth century was an important time for nursing activism. Nurses were involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage [...]

By |2019-12-04T14:21:29+00:00November 20th, 2019|General Events, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Activism, Nursing and Women’s Rights: Then and Now

Free Public Maths Lectures – Gresham College

Gresham College presents a 'Mathematics in the 21st Century', a series of free public maths lectures by Professor of Geometry Chris Budd. The series will cover the application of maths to voting, curing cancer, to art, and computing; Budd will also look at great Mathematical Myths like those around the Golden Ratio, and Equations [...]

By |2019-11-05T18:31:15+00:00November 5th, 2019|News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Free Public Maths Lectures – Gresham College

Three-Day Course: History of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries' Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy and the British Society for the History of Pharmacy are running a three-day course on the History of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry on 1st - 3rd July 2019. Click here for the programme and application form. [...]

By |2019-07-18T21:04:54+00:00June 19th, 2019|News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Three-Day Course: History of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry

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 [...]

By |2017-08-15T09:06:20+00:00August 14th, 2017|News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Free online course: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp’

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 [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00May 17th, 2017|Mathematics and statistics, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on History of Mathematics Public Lectures

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 [...]

By |2017-06-28T10:30:42+00:00May 5th, 2017|Medicine public health, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on KCL Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

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 [...]

By |2018-03-14T11:36:28+00:00April 10th, 2017|Multimedia, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on The curious history of curiosity-driven research

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 [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:15+00:00February 24th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on The curious history of curiosity-driven research

“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 [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:18+00:00February 14th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on “Good Mothers” and “King Tyrants” in the Mesozoic

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 [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:18+00:00January 13th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Lecture: The Mathematical Skyline

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