Do you teach or communicate the history of science, technology or medicine to under-18s or the wider public? Do you want to know more about cutting-edge learning resources and techniques in the field?

Then why not sign up for the Outreach Day on Saturday 5 July 2008 at the international 3 Societies conference at Keble College, Oxford. Some special BSHS bursaries are available, and you might be eligible for one.

Outreach Day Programme

  • The Two Debates. A session at the Natural History Museum that uses the Huxley/Wilberforce debate held there in 1860 to help secondary school students understand how they can relate museum artefacts to the case for Darwinian evolution.
  • Chlorine. Former undergraduates at University College London and their teachers Hasok Chang & Catherine Jackson talk about their collaborative research recently published in An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War (BSHS Monographs, 2007).
  • The Business of Bodies. A chance to participate in a role-play targeted at 11-16 year olds. Set in a courtroom, it explores medical grave-robbing in 1820’s Liverpool – and the audience will play the jury given the task of deciding the fate of a recently-arrested individual.
  • Objects and travel: hands-on public engagement. Handle and find out about historic instruments relating to travel held at Oxford’s Museum of History of Science, and then learn how to use them for engaging museum visitors.
  • Model-making as a pedagogical tool for schools. Explore model-making activities that draw on aspects of the history of scientific instruments. Come prepared to stick and paste!

Please download our provisional programme or list of session titles for further information.

About the bursaries

The full day rate for the 3 Societies conference (including lunch and refreshments) on 5th July is £95 or £65 (students). Further details about the conference (4-6 July 2008), including travel information, online registration are available at the Three Societies 2008: Connecting Disciplines page

Bursaries for attendance at the Outreach Day on 5th July at the subsidized rate of only £10 are available by application to the Chair of the BSHS Outreach and Education Committee.

These bursaries will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Please return this completed form with a cheque for £10, payable to ‘BSHS,’ by 16 JUNE 2008 to:

Professor Graeme Gooday, Division of HPS, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.

Should your application be unsuccessful, we’ll let you know by the 21st June and return your cheque.

For any enquiries about your eligibility, please contact the Outreach and Education Committee Chair, Professor Graeme Gooday by email, fax (0113 343 3265) or the address above.