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Poll Result: BSHS backs Rosalind Franklin to feature on £50 note

​The BSHS, Britain’s leading community of scientific historians, has conducted a poll to decide who should be pictured on the new £50 bank note.  The great majority of both men and women wanted to see this honour go to a woman – and their top choice was Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-58), who has come to symbolise [...]

By | 2018-12-13T22:11:35+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Public Talk – King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case

King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case 7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 26 November The Theatre, The Royal Institytion The 500 year old skeleton of Richard III was uncovered in 2012 and identified a year later. In this year's Genetics Society JBS Haldane Lecture, Turi King will discuss leading the international research team involved [...]

By | 2018-12-06T21:51:14+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Public Talk – King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case

Symposium: Sleep and Stress, Past and Present (7th December, The Royal Society)

Sleep and Stress, Past and Present 7th December 2018 9:00am—5:00pm Kohn Centre, The Royal Society A one-day interdisciplinary symposium in the Kohn Centre at the Royal Society, Sleep and Stress, Past and Present brings together expert scientists, medical practitioners, historians and literary critics to discuss the intersections between sleep and stress, both historically and in [...]

By | 2018-11-19T18:12:38+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Symposium: Sleep and Stress, Past and Present (7th December, The Royal Society)

A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

In the final post in our series about BSHS Engagement Fellowships, we hear about a project at the Polar Museum, at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Ed Armston-Sheret, PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Charlotte Connelly, curator at the Polar Museum describe how Ed’s research will provide visitors to the [...]

By | 2018-12-13T22:49:28+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Recent OEC Activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

The secret life of science (1st November at The Royal Institution)

We take the advance of science as given. But how does science really work? Who decides what the public gets to hear about? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? At the Royal Institution on 1st November, Jeremy Baumberg will discuss how science really works, who decides what the public gets to [...]

By | 2018-11-01T20:39:55+00:00 October 11th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The secret life of science (1st November at The Royal Institution)

Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history

Marie Skłodowska Curie has been voted the most significant woman in world history in a poll conducted by BBC History magazine. She was nominated by Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science. The magazine compiled a shortlist of '100 women who changed the world', chosen by 10 experts, and asked its [...]

By | 2018-08-11T21:08:32+00:00 August 11th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history

BSHS Conferences Committee: Guidance for successful applicants for financial support towards conferences and other events

The following guidance is presented to successful applicants - Dear applicant: The BSHS has agreed to award you up to £300 in support of your event. If you have any questions about this award please contact the Conferences Committee Secretary (Sam Robinson: [email protected]) Please note: Participation: it is a condition of BSHS funding that the [...]

By | 2018-07-24T16:58:00+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Conferences Committee: Guidance for successful applicants for financial support towards conferences and other events

BSHS Conferences Committee: Financial support for conferences, workshops and similar events

Applications for financial support of conferences, workshops and similar events should be made to the Conferences Committee and directed to the Chair of the Committee at [email protected] The Conferences Committee supports research-oriented events associated with the history of science, broadly construed. BSHS is committed to ensuring diversity of participation across the range of events it [...]

By | 2018-07-24T16:55:39+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Conferences Committee: Financial support for conferences, workshops and similar events

ESHS2018 registration is now open

Registration for the ESHS 2018 meeting to be held in London, 14-17 September, is now open at www.eshs2018.uk (click on ‘Book now’ at the top of the page in the middle). Early bird bookings close on 29 June. Details of the content of the meeting, which currently has more than 700 speakers, will be posted [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:46:05+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ESHS2018 registration is now open

Interview: Martha Fleming

Viewpoint Editor Hazel Blair speaks to Martha Fleming about her work in the history of science. Martha is a historian of science, curator, and artist with an interdisciplinary career spanning several decades. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the British Museum. Who or what first turned you towards the history of science? I have always been [...]

By | 2018-05-18T11:03:31+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interview: Martha Fleming