University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
15-17 July 2005
Our largest annual meeting to date, BSHS 2005 was organised in conjunction with the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST).
The University of Leeds played host to around 150 delegates, in addition to those attending from IHPST, and to three days’ worth of sessions on diverse aspects of the history of science, technology and medicine. Peter Bowler delivered his Presidential Address on popular science writing in early twentieth-century Britain, and the IHPST organised plenary lectures from Meera Nanda and Harry Collins. Building on previous annual meetings’ ‘Education Days’, Saturday’s programme included a series of joint BSHS Education Section/IHPST sessions on science teaching, science communication and outreach, bringing together academics, schoolteachers, museum professionals and others. Social highlights this year included two evening receptions and Monday’s ‘Darwin walk’ around the nearby town of Ilkley.