The Outreach and Education Committee is very pleased to announce that first prize in the 2010 Great Exhibitions competition has been awarded to the Museo Galileo in Florence. Second prize was won by the Thackray Museum in Leeds for their exhibition “How William Astbury’s X-Ray Vision Changed the World”. The judges would like to thank [...]
The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee is delighted to announce the results of its 2009 Song Competition.
If you've ever thought that 'Cholera!' would have been a more entertaining Andrew Lloyd Webber musical than 'Oliver!' or that Flanders and Swann's 'Hippopotamus' could have provided more detailed zoological information, put those thoughts into practice by entering our 2009 Song Competition.
The Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce the winners of its 2008 competition 'Designing Darwin'. This prize is awarded in three age categories for original designs that best illustrate the significance of Charles Darwin's birth bicentenary and the 150th birthday of his most famous work, On the Origin of Species in 2009. Age [...]
The year 2009 sees both the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th birthday of his most famous work, On the Origin of Species. In anticipation of the celebrations, the BSHS Outreach & Education Committee is offering prizes for original designs that best illustrate the significance of either (or both) of these anniversaries. Format [...]
The 2007 BSHS Outreach and Education Committee Image Prize competition was won by Joe Cain of University College London, for his image Connecting Threads. Download 'Connecting Threads' (jpeg, 1.3MB) This picture is freely available for download and use in teaching and outreach work; if you use it, please ensure you supply an appropriate [...]
The runner-up for the 2007 BSHS Outreach and Education Committee Image Prize was Helen-Frances Pilkington of the University of Cambridge, for her image Everyday Items, or Newton's Experimental Instruments. This picture is freely available for download and use in teaching and outreach work; if you use it, please ensure you supply an appropriate [...]
In 2006, the Outreach and Education Committee's web essay competition that challenged contributors to produce a 500-word piece, aimed at a general audience, in answer to the question: Why should anyone need to know about the history of science? Below, Michal Meyer's winning answer to the question. Why should anyone need to know about the [...]