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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Navigating 18th Century Science and Technology: the Board of Longitude Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:00 - 17:15 Location: SG1, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge Cambridge University Library holds the complete papers of the Board of Longitude through the eighteenth century until its abolition in 1828. This collection throws a vivid light on the role [...]
Greg Raddick, Ian Hacking, and Stuart Murray after the 'Making Up Autism' lecture Staff and students at the post-lecture reception at the University of Leeds Professor Ian Hacking - 'Making Up Autism', Inaugural C. L. Oakley Lecture in Medicine and the Arts, University of Leeds, 13 May 2013. Event introduced by Stuart [...]
Physics under Stalin and Soviets: "Viktor and the Academy" BBC Radio 4 Drama with Kenneth Branagh. Listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0150ghf.