Bursaries for teaching, museum and outreach professionals

Saturday 5 July 2008 10.30-5pm, University of Oxford

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 at the international 3 Societies conference at Keble College, Oxford. Some special British Society for the History of Science 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! ****************************************************************************

The full day rate for the 3 Society 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, and draft programme are available at http://www.bshs.org.uk/

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.

Please apply by completing the form and instructions below. These bursaries will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.



Saturday 5th July 2008, Keble College, University of Oxford


Name (as you wish it to appear on your conference badge):



Institution (name of school, museum or similar, as you wish it to appear on your conference badge)

Job title or equivalent

Postal address for correspondence


Daytime telephone

Please indicate briefly

i) How your work involves teaching or communicating the history of science, technology and/or medicine

ii) Any special educational or outreach issues that you would like to be addressed at this or future conferences

iii)Any special requirements (diet, accessibility etc)

(The organisers will make every reasonable effort to accommodate special requirements, but some arrangements cannot always be guaranteed. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss your needs.)

iv) I DO/I DO NOT (please select option) wish my email and postal correspondence address to be listed in the conference programme for the benefit of other attendees. No correspondence details will be placed online or passed to third parties.

v) Please confirm you have no other sources of funding to support the cost of participating in Outreach Day

For any enquiries about your eligibility, please contact the Outreach and Education Committee Chair, Professor Graeme Gooday on <[email protected]> or fax 0113 343 3265 or write to the address below.

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

Professor Graeme Gooday (BSHS OEC Chair), Division of History & Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom.

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