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UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.
At UCL, the academic mission is paramount. Our ambition is to achieve the highest standards in our teaching and research.
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Staff books include:
For those arriving to study in September 2016, this year's STS OneBook selection:
- Ball, Philip. 2015. Invisible: The History of the Unseen from Plato to Particle Physics (London: Vintage). ISBN 978-0099590439. Order Amazon UK paperback
Our OneBook selection for 2016-17 is "[A] fantastic feast of ideas and information on the subject… In this enthralling book, Philip Ball’s elegant and intelligent mastery…is very evident indeed." (Evening Standard)
What is "STS OneBook"?
The goals of our 'OneBook' programme are:
1. increase intellectual integration across disparate courses
2. increase common ground for students in different year groups
3. encourage informal learning
Each year, the Department asks all staff and students to read one book in common during the summer, then arrive for the new session ready to discuss both its substance and its broader value. Incoming students should read this prescribed book. It will be the subject of activities during induction week and will be used in Year1 courses.
We're in our tenth year
Past books in the series include:
- Henry Nicholls' The Galapagos: A Natural History
- Peter Dear's The Intelligibility of Nature: How Science Makes Sense of the World
- Ron Number's Galileo Goes to Jail, and other myths about science and religion
- Mark Henderson's Geek Manifesto
- Jon Turney's The Rough Guide to The Future
- Bill Bryson's Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society: 350 Years of the Royal Society and Scientific Endeavour
- Ben Goldacre's Bad Science
- Thomas Dixon's Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction
- Jenny Uglow's The Lunar Men
- Jared Diamond's Collapse
STS OneBook was praised highly by UCL's quality review team in their 2012 regular audit of the department. It was described as innovative and key to creating a shared learning enviroment.
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