News and events
What is a monster?
Natalie Lawrence explores notions of the monstrous and how they tie into ideas about morality.
Cambridge animal alphabet: H is for horse
The Whipple Museum's set of horse teeth models features in a series of articles celebrating Cambridge's connections with animals.
Men in stripes: spot the difference in early modern woodcuts
Tillmann Taape uncovers the meaning of the striped garments depicted in Hieronymus Brunschwig's medical manuals.
Haeckel’s embryos: the images that would not go away
Nick Hopwood's new book, Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution and Fraud, shows how the most controversial images in the history of science became some of the most widely seen.
Leverhulme Fellowship for Boris Jardine
Congratulations to Boris Jardine, who has been awarded a three-year Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to be undertaken at HPS and in collaboration with the Whipple Museum from March 2016. The title of his project is 'The Lost Museums of Cambridge Science, 1865–1936'.
Congratulations to all the winners of this year's student prizes.
Pilkington Prize for Jim Secord
Jim Secord – 'one of the outstanding teachers of his generation' – is among the winners of this year's Pilkington Prizes for teaching.
Cabinet garden party
The Cabinet of Natural History garden party, featuring a talk by Natalie Lawrence, was held in Gonville & Caius Fellows' Garden.
Visiting Darwin’s house
For its annual field trip, the Cabinet of Natural History visited Down House in Kent, the home of Charles Darwin.
Experiments that changed the world
Charlotte Connelly and Josh Nall help the Naked Scientists recreate some historic scientific experiments.
The ‘flying scientist’ who chased spores
Ruth Horry tells the story of the Cambridge mycologist Dr Dillon Weston and his ever-more inventive means of trapping fungal spores, even from the open window of an airship.