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's teaching 2015-16

This page lists Professor Joe Cain's taught modules on offer at UCL.


BSc teaching (UGT - undergraduates)

I will be teaching one undergraduate module and contributing to others, not listed here.

HPSC Module Title  Web 2015-16 timetable
HPSC1008 Science Communication and Public Engagement link Term 1

Evolution in Science and Culture

(formerly HPSC3027)

link Term 1
Dissertations and research projects  link whole session

STS undertook a curriculum review, and we've reorganised our teaching and module catalogue.Several other modules are taught by me, too, including: 

  • HPSC3050 Science in Nineteenth Century London (link)
  • HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture
  • HPSC3009 Publishing in Science

These are not taught every year; they alternate in the HPSC module catalogue.


UCL summer school London (ISSU)

I will be teaching one module on UCL's International Summer School for Undergraduates.

ISSU Module Title  Web 2015-16 timetable
ISSU History of Science in Nineteenth Century London link Block 1 (July) (ISSU site)

MSc teaching (PGT - postgraduates)

HPSC Module Title  Web 2015-16 timetable
HPSCGA24 Science in the Nineteenth Century Moodle Term 1 timetable


PhD teaching workshops

Interviews and Oral History workshops

This practical course is intended for those wishing to use interviews and oral history as a strategy for data collection. This course will be structured as a series of seminars, combining lectures and projects in small groups. 

The course has three aims: (1) improve skills for those wishing to create recorded interviews as part of their data gathering, (2) introduce processes involved in the preparation, conduct, and processing of recorded interviews, and (3) discuss questions relating to the dissemination, preservation, ethics, and budgeting of interviews and resulting materials.

(more information | UCL Graduate School)

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Professor Joe Cain
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