Issue 105 is themed around the history of science for children. The feature article by Rebecca Onion (1-3) explores the dangerous consequences when juvenile experiments go wrong, and argues for the role of error and injury in histories of science at home. Peter Bowler continues the nostalgic theme, with his introduction to Meccano Magazine (4), and Alice White investigates playground psychology (5). Hannah Elizabeth reflects on how the object of the issue, the AIDS and YOU GAME, introduced interactivity to children’s sex education (8-9). Sally Shuttleworth is interviewed (15), and there are reports from the BSHS Annual Conference as well as several other BSHS-supported events (10-14).
Viewpoint 105 (pdf)