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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 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, 3.30–4.30pm, with informal conversations before and after the formal session for those who are interested. Further information and any reading materials 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.

We are pleased to continue coordinating our activities with the 'Coffee with Clinicians' series, organised by the 'Talking as Cure?' research network. For more information about this network, please contact Hannah Blythe (hgb27).

Michaelmas Term 2021

15 October Prof. John Aston (Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
What are the long term effects of COVID-19 on science advice to government?
Arts School Lecture Theatre A
29 October Coffee with Clinicians, Joint meeting with Birkbeck Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Mental Health (CIRMH)
Dr Ruth Kloocke (Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust) and Kiara Wickremasinghe (SOAS)
Open dialogue
Seminar Room 2, HPS
26 November Coffee with Clinicians
Seminar Room 2, HPS