What is the history and philosophy of science? What can it tell us about the way we see ourselves and the world around us? How can objects help us to understand what science is, and has been in the past?

From January 2016, we will answer these questions and more as we examine the history and philosophy of science in a series of 20 monthly lectures. Using objects from the scientific collections of the University of Leeds, we will consider ideas and practices in science, technology and medicine from the ancient world to the present day.

Organised by the Museum of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine, the lectures are for a public audience, and will assume no prior knowledge of the objects or subjects being discussed. Information about each object will be made available online, including podcasts and video recordings of each lecture.

Please visit these pages for further details to follow, including times and dates of each lecture. We hope you will join us as we explore the history and philosophy of science in twenty objects…

Lecture 3 will be on Tuesday March 15th, 6:15 – 7:15pm, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre.

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For more on this project, please check out this piece in the Yorkshire Post!

(this post originally appeared the Museum of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine here: https://arts.leeds.ac.uk/museum-of-hstm/20objects/)