CHSTM LUNCHTIME SEMINARS, October – December 2012

1 p.m. in Room 2.57, Simon Building, Brunswick Street. Everyone is welcome.

2nd October

Ellen van Reuler, University of Manchester
Becoming more like ‘normal’ health policy? A long term view on cancer policy and the organisation of cancer care in England

9th October

Dominic Berry, University of Leeds
Genetics and plant breeding in interwar Britain

16th October

Laura Ludtke, University of Oxford
Electric Lights, New Mesmerism, and the Spectacle of Science in Richard Marsh’s The Beetle (1897)

23rd October

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Tim Boon, Science Museum
Adventures in the Public History of STM

30th October

No Seminar

6th November

Annelie Drakman, Uppsala University
Ignorant, indifferent and fatalistic. Depictions of the peasantry by 19th century Swedish provincial doctors

13th November

Neil Calver, University of Kent
Politics, Science and Popperian Philosophy in Britain, 1963-1972

20th November

Alice White, University of Kent
Getting “Palsy-Walsy” with the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

27th November

Liz Bruton, University of Leeds
“Britannia Rules the Wireless Waves”: the British Admiralty and wireless, 1899-1914

4th December

David Hirst, University of Manchester
Speaking Knowledge to Power: Negotiating the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

11th December

Roland Edwards, University of Manchester

“No W(h)igs and ferrets please, and something more ergonomic for the speaker to sit on”

The October-December programme of the CHSTM Lunchtime Seminar series is now available online at

 The lunchtime seminar is held on most Tuesdays during the teaching semester, unless otherwise indicated, at 1pm in the CHSTM Seminar Room, 2.57 Simon Building (see how to find us for directions). Lunchtime seminars are typically no more than 30 minutes in length, followed by a period for audience questions (ending before 2pm).

For more information on any of the above seminars please contact [email protected].