The annual IHPS workshop is hosted by an informal network of UK academic departments with a programmatic commitment to practicing and promoting history and philosophy of science.
Publication date: 7 June 2018
Following on from our successful Virtual Open Days for undergraduate applicants, we're happy to announce our first Virtual Open Day for Masters courses.
Publication date: 17 May 2018
UCL Press have just released their most recent collection "Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain", and to celebrate, held a book launch with the two editors: STS Senior Lecturer Prof. Jon Agar, and STS PhD Jacob Ward.
Publication date: 3 May 2018
TALK: Trevor Pinch - The Moog Synthesiser as Technological and Sound Object - STS annual Haldane Lecture
Publication date: 30 April 2018
This year, UCL's Student Choice Awards have undergone a restructure. In previous years, a lengthy list of nominations was released, with hundreds of different staff members receiving nominations. This year, while the number of categories increased, only three nominees were announced for each category shortlist.
Publication date: 24 April 2018
Following his recent appearances on both BBC and ITV to discuss self-driving cars, STS's Jack Stilgoe has two new pieces available to read - both publicly accessible!
Publication date: 18 April 2018
The London Higher Education Exhibition run by UCAS is STS's launchpad for announcing our new undergraduate degree, Sociology and Politics of Science BSc, which will admit students from the 2019-20 academic year.
Publication date: 13 April 2018
The Department of Science and Technology Studies held another Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 28th March.
Publication date: 23 March 2018
We're always happy to see STS staff in the media. With another large-scale volcano eruption hitting the news, STS's Dr Carina Fearnley was well placed to offer her insights. She was featured on Channel 4 News (see below) as well as recording pieces for ITV and other broadcasters. This follows on from Prof. Jon Agar's appearance on ITV News last month, discussing Jodrell Bank's recent UNESCO status.
Publication date: 29 November 2017
For the third time in recent years, STS received a score of 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). On Wednesday 22nd November, UCL held a ceremony to congratulate various departments on their NSS and PTES results, and STS were congratulated by the Provost for the highest results within UCL.
Publication date: 23 November 2017
Publication date: 6 May 2015
The Department hosted a one-day workshop, “On Being the Right Size: Science, Technology and Scale” on Wednesday April 29, exploring issues of scale in science and technology studies. With contributions from scholars in Philosophy of Science, History of Science, Science Policy, Materials Science, Architecture, Photography and Science Communication the event presented a variety of perspectives on the question of scale.
Publication date: 5 May 2015
Current STS PhD students Elizabeth Jones and Harriet Lloyd received a strong reception at UCL’s recent Teaching and Learning conference https://www.ucl.ac.uk/calt/events/tlconference15. Speaking as part of a session bringing together innovative teaching practices across UCL, Hattie and Liz focused on their experiences of being PGTAs (Post-Graduate Teaching Assistants) on the department’s first year module HPSC1008 Fundamentals of Science Communication http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/study/hpsc/2014-15_syllabi/HPSC1008_Module_syllabus_2014-15. Led this year by STS tutors Karen Bultitude and Steve Miller, this interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to key concepts in science communication, and is open to students from a wide range of disciplines including human sciences, chemical engineering and of course our own STS cohort.
Publication date: 16 April 2015
In the Department of Science & Technology Studies, Brian Balmer, Professor of Science Policy Studies, and Alex Spelling, Research Associate in Cold War History, are working on a project: ‘Understanding Biological Disarmament: The Historical Context of the Biological Weapons Convention’, in conjunction with STS alum (1996) Dr CaitrÍona McLeish at the Science Policy Research Unit - University of Sussex, and the Harvard-Sussex Programme. The three year project overlaps with the 40th anniversary of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (known as the BWC) entering into force on 26th March 1975. From this date, biological warfare was banned under international law. The anniversary is of particular significance as the BWC has been called the world’s first genuine multilateral disarmament treaty: it prohibited an entire class of weapons from development, production and possession, rather than merely limiting or preventing nations acquiring certain weapons or provisions relating to use. Review conferences for members have been held every five years since it entered into force and work continues from Geneva to strengthen and develop its provisions.
Publication date: 31 March 2015
The London Ancient Science Conference, run from STS@UCL by Prof. Gregory has received a British Society for the History of Science Strategic Conference Grant for the next two years.
Publication date: 27 March 2015
STS first year PhD Student, Alex Mankoo, has won a competitive award to attend the 8th European Spring School on History Of Science And Popularization. This year’s theme is “Living In A Toxic World (1800-2000), Experts, Activism, Industry And Regulation” and will be held at Maó (Menorca), 14-16 May 2015. There will be talks by a number of experts on all aspects of the history of toxic environments, as well as poster and workshop sessions on the same theme. Alex’s doctoral research is on the history tear gas, which fits well with the general theme of the Spring school.
Publication date: 20 March 2015
Publication date: 17 March 2015
Congratulations to Jack Stilgoe on the publication of his new book:
Publication date: 14 March 2015
The BSHS Postgraduate Conference was held at UCL on 7-9 January 2015, organised by postgraduate students in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies.
Publication date: 10 February 2015
STS congratulates Professor Frank James on his election as Membre Effectif (full member) to the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences. He was previously a Membre Correspondant.
Publication date: 20 January 2015
STS currently is seeking a Research Associate for a project aimed at using the inspiration of space to interest children and teenagers in science and technology, broaden their minds and stimulate European and global citizenship. Led by the University of Leiden, EUSPACE-AWE is a €2million multi-national collaboration funded by the European Commission which will draw on the excitement of space and achievements of European space science.
Publication date: 14 January 2015
We are delighted to announce the STSUCL seminars for next term. These will all take place in Darwin B15, starting at 4:30pm, with tea and coffee available from 4pm.
Publication date: 19 December 2014
STS includes experts in science policy and public engagement who influence policy makers in the real world. In this video, Dr Jack Stilgoe (one of our lecturers) delivers testimony to the UK House of Parliament's Committee on Science and Technology.
Publication date: 3 December 2014
This is a call for proposals for the Seventh Workshop on the Philosophy of Information
Publication date: 1 December 2014