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BRICKS + MORTALS: Francis Galton and the Birth of Eugenics

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Episode 3 - BRICKS + MORTALS

Francis Galton and the Birth of Eugenics

BRICKS + MORTALS uncovers a history hidden in plain sight. UCL Culture Curator Subhadra Das tells the story of the pivotal role UCL played in establishing the science of eugenics and considers how we have chosen to remember it through building names.

In 1883, Galton coined the term ‘eugenics’, the study of human characteristics passed on through the generations with a view to improving the human species.

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