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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


The aim of this group is to explore and enhance the interface between HPS and science. Although many of us in HPS engage closely with scientists and their practices, 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 (unless otherwise indicated). This academic year we are running a mixture of in-person and online meetings (but not hybrid). Further information, any reading materials, and links for online meetings will be distributed through the email list of the group; please contact Hasok Chang (hc372) if you would like to be included on the list.

We are pleased to continue coordinating our activities with the 'Coffee with Clinicians' series; however, that series will be taking a pause this term.

Lent Term 2023

20 January

In-person meeting: Seminar Room 2
Naomi van de Berg (MRC Toxicology Unit), Chris Cheng (Medicine), and Inigo Howe (Engineering)
How to combat disinformation about science

Further events will be announced as they are confirmed.