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AD HOC (Association for the Discussion of the History of Chemistry) is a group dedicated to the history of chemistry. While our main focus is historical, we also consider the philosophical, sociological, public and educational dimensions of chemistry.

The group meets on Mondays at 5.00–6.30pm in Seminar Room 1. Coordinated by Hasok Chang, and funded by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC).

Lent Term 2020

27 January Vanessa Seifert (Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol)
The chemical bond as a real pattern
10 February Catherine M. Jackson (Faculty of History, University of Oxford)
How can history of chemistry engage chemists? And why should it?