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Twentieth Century Think Tank

The Twentieth Century Think Tank offers broad coverage of 20th- and 21st-century topics in the history, philosophy and sociology of science, technology and medicine. The regular programme of papers and discussions takes place on Thursdays over lunch.

Think Tank meetings are held fortnightly on Thursdays, 1–2pm in Seminar Room 2. All welcome!

Organised by Mary Brazelton, Joseph Martin and Richard Staley.

Michaelmas Term 2018

Show abstracts

11 October Joe Bassi (University of Texas, El Paso)
How US science moved west: Boulder, Colorado and the development of US space sciences in mid-20th century America
25 October Koji Hirata (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)
A city of future past: urban planning and urban construction in northeast China after the Communist Revolution
8 November Sam Robinson (University of York)
Anticipations of the ocean: technological futures of the Cold War ocean
22 November Cancelled
20 December Ksenia Tatarchenko (University of Geneva)
The thaw in the Pole: Cold War science and showcasing at the Siberian science-city and Antarctic expeditions (1955–1964)