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


27 October 2015 (Week 5) – Childish Science


10 November 2015 (Week 7) – Instruments & Observatories


25 November 2015 (Week 9) – Slowly Does It **at 14:30-16:00 in CNWsr6


8 December 2015 (Week 11) – Audiences

  • Florence Grant, “Mechanical Experiments as Moral Exercise in the Education of George III”, British Journal for the History of Science 48 (2015), 195-212.
  • Aileen Fyfe and Bernard Lightman, “Science in the Marketplace: An Introduction”, in Science in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century Sites and Experiences (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), pp. 1-19.


Everyone is welcome! Readings will be available in hard copy at the School of History Office, or please contact Rebekah Higgitt if you would like more information, to join the Wunderkammer or CHOTS email newslists, or to suggest future readings and themes.

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