UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


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STS Seminar: Huw Price

Start: Feb 6, 2012 5:00:00 PM
End: Feb 6, 2012 6:30:00 PM

Huw Price (Philosophy, Cambridge/Sydney)

Talk: The Role of Science in Islam

Start: Feb 9, 2012 1:00:00 PM
End: Feb 9, 2012 2:00:00 PM

STS's Dr Bill MacLehose will be giving a special lunchtime lecture as part of UCL Islamic Society's Discover Islam Week 2012.

Further details here

Lunchtime Lecture: Jon Agar on Alan Turing

Start: Feb 16, 2012 1:00:00 PM
End: Feb 16, 2012 2:00:00 PM

Title: Alan Turing, a broken heart, and the invention of the computer, by Dr Jon Agar, UCL Science and Technology Studies

Ad Hoc Seminar

Start: Feb 21, 2012 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 21, 2012 7:30:00 PM

AD HOC London will meet again on Tuesday (21 Feb), in room B15 (22 Gordon Square) at 6pm. The readings for this meeting sound particularly intriguing, in that they bring together a broad range of research interests across our department (and beyond)! Here is a brief introduction to the session from Jenny Ramplings:

'Alchemy, chemistry, publishing and pedagogy unite in the person of E. J. Holmyard (1891-1959): a pioneering teacher who incorporated the history of chemistry into his science textbooks, taught himself Arabic in order to read and translate early works of alchemy, and became the first editor of the journal Endeavour. In our session, we'll be discussing a little-known study of Holmyard's chequered chemical career:

John Kinsman, 'The Contribution of Eric John Holmyard (1891-1959) to Science Education in England and Wales', unpublished MSc dissertation, CNAA (1985).