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President’s Newsletter: May 2019

Dear BSHS members, As you know, after each meeting of the BSHS Council, the President has the pleasant duty of sending round a newsletter so that all the members can see what we have discussed, and how we are working to deliver and develop the Society to serve our community. At the Council’s most recent [...]

By |2019-06-19T20:28:35+00:00June 1st, 2019|BSHS Announcements, News, Presidential Message|Comments Off on President’s Newsletter: May 2019

Message from the President: BSHS Conference

I am writing about the formerly announced BSHS Edinburgh annual conference 2019. I regret to say that BSHS Council have come to the conclusion that it is best if the Edinburgh conference does not go ahead. Instead, BSHS will have a presence at the Science in Public conference in Manchester, 10-12 July, where our EGM [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:52:17+00:00March 13th, 2019|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Presidential Message|Comments Off on Message from the President: BSHS Conference

Spring 2018

BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara Dear BSHS members, I'm writing to you with news of a very special event. This year's winner of the Dingle Prize is Andrea Wulf, an extremely prestigious author who has written a wonderful book about Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature. This summer she has declined all invitations to [...]

By |2018-04-16T08:47:59+00:00April 16th, 2018|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Spring 2018

Spring 2017

BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara Dear BSHS members We held our Spring Council meeting on Saturday 6th, and so I’m writing to keep you up-to-date with the latest information and also to tell you about some time-limited opportunities. The first feel-good news item is that Cambridge University Press (they publish BJHS) is offering a 20% [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00May 11th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Spring 2017

Spring 2017

  BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara writes:  As a former BSHS President remarked enviously to me a couple of weeks ago, this is a marvellous time to be running the BSHS: there are so many exciting innovations! To start with, there’s our sparkling website, which our enterprising Communications Officer Jessica van Horssen has transformed both in [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:14+00:00March 15th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Spring 2017

Winter 2016

BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara writes: Dear Colleagues This newsletter is being mailed out to coincide with a new and exciting venture that we were asked to keep secret until now… On November 17, New Scientist is celebrating its 60th birthday with a special feature on key inventions introduced since its foundation in 1956. These [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:18+00:00January 9th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Winter 2016

Autumn 2016

BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara writes: Dear Colleagues For the last fortnight, I have had the great honour to be the President of the BSHS. When Greg Radick invited me to consider this position, I was delighted, flattered – and also deeply apprehensive about my ability even to approach the extraordinarily high standard he has [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:19+00:00January 9th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Autumn 2016

Summer 2016

BSHS President Professor Greg Radick writes: Hello!  And: Goodbye!  Yes, by this time next week, our Society will have voted in a new President. My two-year term has almost run its course. I was fortunate to begin at a moment when, thanks to the outsized success of the 2013 International HSTM Congress in Manchester and [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:19+00:00January 9th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Summer 2016

Spring 2016

BSHS President Professor Greg Radick writes: “The travels and adventures of serendipity”: this lovely phrase entered the language ten years ago thanks to the sociologist of science Robert Merton, who used it as the title for an erudite book on the word “serendipity.”  But what makes the phrase so resonant is the way it evokes the [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:21+00:00May 4th, 2016|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Spring 2016

Winter 2015

BSHS President Professor Greg Radick writes: There’s a chill in the air; the December BJHS arrives in the inbox; virtual snow falls gently on the BSHS website… Winter’s come to Britain, and with it the latest edition of this quarterly newsletter from the BSHS, which we hope finds you well (and warm). You named it, and [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00December 24th, 2015|News, Presidential Message|Comments Off on Winter 2015

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