Seminar series in the History of Science Seminar Room of the Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford.

Thursdays at 5 pm.

14 October Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge) ‘Hidden depths: Halley, hell and other people’

21 October Dr Jim Bennett (Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford) ‘Wind-gun, air-gun, or pop-gun: the fortunes of a philosophical instrument (mostly in 1794-6)’

28 October Dr William Ashworth (University of Liverpool) ‘Regulation, imitation and industrialisation in 18th-century England’

4 November Efstathios Arapostathis (Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford) ‘Innovations, engineering practices and roles in consulting, 1878-1898: the case of John Hopkinson’

11 November Dr Stephane Van Damme (Maison Française, Oxford) ‘Making a philosophical greatness: Descartes in France (1650-Revolution)’

18 November Dr Rebekah Higgitt (Imperial College, London) ‘History by induction: men of science as historians of science’

25 November Professor Graham Richards (British Psychological Society) ‘The place of religion in the history of modern Psychology’

2 December Professor Roy MacLeod (University of Sydney) title to be confirmed