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.

Join us for BSc, MSc, and PhD study.

Staff books include:

Cain 2011 No Ordinary Space
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MSc: Join us on Open Day

Open Day 14 January 2015

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BSc: Seen our campaign? 

Open Day 03 December 2014

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what's on? calendar

Challenging Neglect: Perspectives on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Start: Nov 27, 2014 9:00:00 PM
End: Dec 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Upcoming Event: UCL Second Workshop on 'Challenging Neglect': Perspectives on Neglected Tropical Diseases 

St Mungo Initiative

Start: Nov 28, 2014 3:00:00 PM
End: Dec 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Talk: It’s Food Not Waste 

Two Braggs and their influence on crystallography

Start: Dec 10, 2014 4:00:00 PM

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MAPS Faculty Colloquium on crystallography

Keep the Candle Burning

Start: Dec 11, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Blaikley Faraday Lecturing at Royal Institution
Michael Faraday's 'Chemical History of a Candle' was a series of Christmas lectures that he delivered three times at the Royal Institution. The final series (1860-1861) was published and became one of the best selling science books ever, still in print in English and translated into many other languages. This lecture, delivered in period costume, including live experimental demonstrations of candles, perhaps with explosions, explores why Faraday's lectures remain as relevant today as in the nineteenth century, and thus provide an exemplar of communicating science.

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