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Free Public Maths Lectures – Gresham College

Gresham College presents a 'Mathematics in the 21st Century', a series of free public maths lectures by Professor of Geometry Chris Budd. The series will cover the application of maths to voting, curing cancer, to art, and computing; Budd will also look at great Mathematical Myths like those around the Golden Ratio, and Equations [...]

By |2020-05-09T22:49:21+00:00November 5th, 2019|News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Free Public Maths Lectures – Gresham College

Three-Day Course: History of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries' Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy and the British Society for the History of Pharmacy are running a three-day course on the History of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry on 1st - 3rd July 2019. Click here for the programme and application form. [...]

By |2019-07-18T21:04:54+00:00June 19th, 2019|News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Three-Day Course: History of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry

The curious history of curiosity-driven research

From the Royal Society: Professor Agar asks why scientists say they ask ‘why?’, and traces the curious history of the idea of curiosity-driven science; as he explores the curious place of curiosity in the history of science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCbdU_n6cJw In the early modern period, curiosity was doubled-edged: it was both a virtue, the spring [...]

By |2018-03-14T11:36:28+00:00April 10th, 2017|Multimedia, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on The curious history of curiosity-driven research