Cain, Joe

Head of Department, and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology

Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies (especially the synthesis period in evolutionary studies), Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, and history of natural history.

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Cain wins 2007 Hazen Prize

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November 2007

Joe Cain has won the Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize for 2007, awarded by the History of Science Society. This is one of the most important teaching awards in the discipline.

Dr Cain was awarded the Hazen Prize in recognition of his exemplary teaching and a long record of service to education in the profession.

The History of Science Society is the world's largest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in historical context.

Nominations come from members of the Society. To aid the prize committee, nominees sometimes are asked to submit additional materials. In 2005, Joe was asked to give the Society such a reflective statement about his educational contributions, plus a cv. His reflections are here (pdf).

"It's a great honour to receive this award," Joe says. "Thanks to the people who support me every day, and thanks to those who've worked so hard to train me. I'm a tough apprentice, but they know I've learned a great deal from them. They give me great license to experiment with teaching and learning ideas. It's their engagement and growth that marks any true success I have."

Joe also recently won the British Society for the History of Science's OEC Image Prize for 2007 (link). In 2001, he was awarded his Faculty's Teaching Award.

support materials

  • podcast (25Mb, mp3)
  • details from the History of Science Society about the Hazen Prize (link)
  • course evaluations for Cain's courses from 2006-07 (pdf1pdf2pdf3pdf4)

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Professor Joe Cain
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies