Department of History and Philosophy of Science

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Leverhulme Fellowship for Boris Jardine

June 2015

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'.

Student prizes

June 2015

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's student prizes.

Pilkington Prize for Jim Secord

June 2015

Jim Secord with other winners of Pilkington Prizes

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

June 2015

Garden party

The Cabinet of Natural History garden party, featuring a talk by Natalie Lawrence, was held in Gonville & Caius Fellows' Garden.

Photos of the garden party

Visiting Darwin’s house

May 2015

Down House

For its annual field trip, the Cabinet of Natural History visited Down House in Kent, the home of Charles Darwin.

Photos of the field trip

Experiments that changed the world

March 2015


Charlotte Connelly and Josh Nall help the Naked Scientists recreate some historic scientific experiments.

Naked Scientists podcast

The ‘flying scientist’ who chased spores

February 2015

R100 at mast in Canada

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.

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