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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department, the Classics of Cambridge HPS seminar series takes a commemorative look at some of the field-changing works produced by Cambridge scholars over the decades. We are inviting distinguished alumni of the Department to present these works, in discussion with the authors themselves whenever possible.

Video recordings of these seminars are available online.

Easter Term 2023

Tuesdays, 1–2.30pm, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

25 April

Michael Redhead, presented by Guido Bacciagaluppi

2 May

James A. Secord, Victorian Sensation, presented by Charlotte Sleigh, with comments by the author

9 May

Gerd Buchdahl, TBC

16 May

Martin Rudwick, The Great Devonian Controversy