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Simon Schaffer wins the 2018 Dan David Prize

February 2018

Professor Schaffer is one of this year's winners of the major international prize for intellectual achievement and innovation.


Student prizes

June 2017

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


Cabinet Garden Party

June 2017

The Cabinet of Natural History held a garden party at Finella on 16 June.



Cabinet trip

May 2017

The Cabinet of Natural History visited the Natural History Museum in London on 30 May.



Fungus Hunt

October 2016

Nick Jardine reports on the variety of species found during the Cabinet of Natural History Fungus Hunt.

Photos and report

Harry Reasoner introduces the 60 Minutes program featuring 'Patient Zero' and the American AIDS crisis, broadcast on CBS in November 1987

Research reveals accidental making of 'Patient Zero' myth during 1980s AIDS crisis

October 2016

A combination of historical and genetic research reveals the error and hype that led to the coining of the term 'Patient Zero' and the blaming of one man for the spread of HIV across North America.



Mary Hesse

October 2016

The distinguished philosopher of science Professor Mary Hesse died on 2 October 2016.