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Coffee with Scientists

The aim of this group is to explore and enhance the interface between HPS and science. Though many of us in HPS engage closely with science and scientists, we could benefit from more explicit discussions about the relationship between HPS and science itself, and from more opportunities for HPS-scholars and scientists to help each other's work.

We meet on Fridays, 3.30–5.00pm. Further information, reading materials and links for the online meetings will be distributed through the email list of the group; please contact Hasok Chang (hc372) or Marta Halina (mh801) if you would like to be included on the list.

This term we are also pleased to coordinate our activities with the new 'Coffee with Clinicians' series (first event on 13 November), organised by the 'Talking as Cure?' research network at CRASSH. For more information about this network, please contact Sahanika Ratnayake (tsr31).

Michaelmas Term 2020

16 October Stuart Firestein (Columbia University)
How science invented optimism – twice
30 October James Dolan (King's College, Cambridge)
Scientists, metascientists, and the nature of science: is there a role for improvised comedy?
13 November Coffee with Clinicians
Alistair Gaskell (Cambridge Stepped Care Therapies Service for Older People)
Beyond beliefs – understanding the relational context of mental health in later life: a Cognitive Analytic Therapy approach
20 November Corina Logan and Natalia Fedorova (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) and Grace Smith Vidaurre (New Mexico State University)
Understanding urban history from an ecological perspective
27 November David Teplow (University of California, Los Angeles)
Doing science thoughtfully