- phd supervision
- oral history workshop
- voices project
- film nights
Head of Department, and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies, Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, history of natural history and natural history films.
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0207 679 3041 (UK)
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equipment available for loan: students
STS has a collection of recording equipment available for loan to STS students for academic purposes. Contact Jo Pearson <email@example.com>.
Before we loan any equipment, we must be confident protocols are in place for ethical data collection and data protection. Discuss this with your tutor.
Find out more about data protection (link)
Find out more about ethics of data collection (link)
A request to borrow equipment should come through your module tutor. For instance, if you're recording a podcast for Prof Miller, then he should pass your name to the STS admin team so they know you'll contact them. Then, you should stop into the STS Office to book a reservation.
This digital recorder has excellent sensitivity and is easy to use. Records MP3 and WAV files.
Runs on 2xAA batteries or AC power.
Olympus WS-320M Dictaphone
This digital recorder has good sensitivity and is easy to use. Records MP3 and DSS files. Designed for use as a dictaphone, this is best used in cases where you want to capture one person's voice.
Runs on 1xAAA battery.
This digital recorder is designed for field uses where a higher quality recording is required. It also is used for applications where separate microphones are required, or when the recorded sounds are distant from the recorder. Records in MP3 and WAV.
Runs on 4xAA batteries or AC power.
JVC video camera
This is a simple and easy to use digital recorder. Runs on a battery provided (requires charging, so plan ahead) or AC power.
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Professor Joe Cain
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies