Rebekah Higgitt

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Enlightened Princesses – CHOTS away day

By Noah Moxham and Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin This year’s CHOTS Away Day took us to the Enlightened Princesses exhibition, now at Kensington Palace in London, following its original installation at the Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven. The palace itself made an appropriate setting, since at least one of the titular princesses, Caroline of …

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Science in Public annual conference at Kent

The Centre for the History of the Sciences is pleased to be hosting the 10th annual Science in Public conference this summer. It will be held on 13-15 July 2016 on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus. We are welcoming proposals for papers and sessions from scholars and practitioners in all fields interested in researching …

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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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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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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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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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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.  

Wunderkammer Reading Group – Spring 2015 Programme

Centre for the History of the Sciences (CHOTS) Reading Group Alternate Tuesdays at 17:30 in the Unicorn Pub, St Dunstan’s **NB note different time and place in Week 18** ** 27 January 2015 (Week 14) – Heidegger On Science Martin Heidegger, “The Question Concerning Technology” in The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays (New York …

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Wunderkammer: autumn programme for the CHOTS reading group

Wunderkammer is the Centre for the History of the Sciences‘ reading group. For those who don’t already know, it is held fortnightly during term time, on odd weeks. This term we’ll meet in the back room of the Unicorn Pub on St Dunstan’s at 18:00. Here is the programme for the autumn term. Some readings are available online, …

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