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Inaugural BSHS Hughes Prize awarded to James Delbourgo

Writer James Delbourgo who revealed the founding collection of the British Museum was acquired using the profits of slavery has won a top history of science book prize. 'Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum' reveals how collector and physician Sloane made his fortune by treating slaves and their [...]

By |2020-02-16T19:09:48+00:00February 3rd, 2020|BSHS Announcements, Hughes Prize, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on Inaugural BSHS Hughes Prize awarded to James Delbourgo

2019 BSHS Hughes Prize Shortlist

Update: James Delbourgo was announced as the winner of the 2019 Hughes Prize on 12th February 2020 The BSHS has unveiled the shortlist for its coveted Hughes Prize. Five exceptional books will now be read by judges before the winner is revealed later this year. Among those singled out is a publication which tells [...]

By |2020-02-19T18:03:45+00:00June 12th, 2019|Hughes Prize, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on 2019 BSHS Hughes Prize Shortlist

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