Category Archive: Events

Feb 10

Dinosaurs in the Garden of England

Together with the Kent Animal Humanities Network, CHOTS looks forward to welcoming Dr Brian Noble of Dalhousie University, Canada.  Dr Noble will participate in a number of informal seminars as well as giving the annual H. G. Wells lecture for 2017: “Good Mothers” and “King Tyrants” in the Mesozoic: An Anthropology of Dinosaur Science and …

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Jan 14

Wunderkammer reading group, Spring programme

The Centre for the History of the Sciences’ reading group, meeting alternate Tuesdays, 17:30 in the Unicorn Inn, St Dunstan’s **except Week 20   26 January 2016 (Week 14) – Technology, Groups & Users Christina Lindsay, “From the Shadows: Users as Designers, Producers, Marketers, Distributors, and Technical Support”, in Nelly Oudshoorn and T.J. Pinch (eds), …

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Oct 01

Wunderkammer reading group – Autumn term programme

WUNDERKAMMER: Centre for the History of the Sciences Reading Group Alternate Tuesdays, 17:30 in the Unicorn Inn, St Dunstan’s except Week 9   13 October 2015 (Week 3) – Stuff and NonSense Samuel J.M.M. Alberti, “Objects and the Museum”, Isis 96 (2005), 559-71. Dan Hicks, “The Material-Cultural Turn: Event and Effect,” in The Oxford Handbook of …

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Jun 04

CHOTS Away! at Down House

Yesterday was the annual Centre for the History of the Sciences (CHOTS) Away Day. Last year’s visit was to Chatham Dockyard: this year, although there were some maritime connections and we continue to make the most of Kent’s heritage, we were considerably more domestic at Down House. Down House is, as the English Heritage website tells …

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May 12

Wunderkammer reading group – summer term programme

The Wunderkammer reading group meets on alternate Tuesdays at 17:30 in the rear room of the Unicorn Pub on St Dunstans. The programme for the summer term is as follows:   19 May 2015 (Week 26) – 20th-century British Science (led by Oliver Hill-Andrews, Sussex) Oliver Hill-Andrews, “Introduction: Science in British Culture, 1900-1945” (from thesis, soon …

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May 01

H.G. Wells Lecture by Patricia Fara now available to view

In March Patricia Fara from the University of Cambridge delivered the Centre for the History of the Sciences’ annual H.G. Wells Science and Society Lecture. She spoke on ‘Fighting for the Vote: Science and Suffrage in World War I’. You can now see her excellent lecture on YouTube, or by clicking below.  

Feb 10

Blister Cinema

A poster for Genetic Moo's 'Blister Cinema' at GEEK

An opportunity to discuss an exciting art and science project with Margate-based artists Genetic Moo Genetic Moo are currently working on an Animate Project commission Silent Signal which is supported by the Wellcome Trust. Silent Signal comprises 6 art-science collaborations which explore how the body uses soundless internal dialogues between cells to fight disease. In …

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Feb 06

HG Wells Annual Lecture on WWI science and suffrage

H.G. Wells in 1910

The Centre for the History of the Sciences will welcome Dr Pratricia Fara of the University of Cambridge to deliver the fourth annual HG Wells Lecture. Dr Fara’s lecture will take place on Wednesday 4 March at 17.15 in Keynes Lecture Theatre 5 on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus and will be followed by …

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