Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Affiliated Lecturers and College Teaching Officers

Patricia Fara

Senior Tutor of Clare College

Research interests: Eighteenth-century natural philosophy; cultural history of science

Selected publications

  • Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science and Serendipity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Science: A Four Thousand Year History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • Fatal Attraction: Magnetic Mysteries of the Enlightenment (Icon Books, 2005)
  • Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories of Women in Science (Cambridge: Icon Books, 2005)
  • Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment (Pimlico, 2004)
  • Sex, Botany and Empire: The Stories of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks (Icon Books, 2003)
  • Newton: The Making of Genius (Macmillan, 2002)
  • An Entertainment for Angels: Electricity in the Enlightenment (Icon Books, 2002)
  • Sympathetic Attractions: Magnetic Practices, Beliefs, and Symbolism in Eighteenth-Century England (Princeton University Press, 1996)
  • Memory (Cambridge University Press, 1998) (co-edited)
  • The Changing World (Cambridge University Press, 1996) (co-edited)