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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Tuesdays at 3pm on Teams: Seminar Room 1 in Michaelmas Term

Part II students are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions, which provide crucial advice about writing essays, primary source essays and dissertations.

Please note that this year, there will be an 'information update' at the start of each seminar from the Part II Manager, Stephen John, keeping you updated on online learning, any changes to the course, and getting your feedback – please help us and yourself by coming along!

Week 1 (13 October) How to write an HPS essay
Milena Ivanova and Emma Perkins
Week 2 (20 October) How to do a primary source
Anna Alexandrova and Mary Brazelton
Week 3 (27 October) How to waste time wisely
Stephen John
Week 4 (3 November) How to use online resources
Jack Dixon
Week 5 (10 November) How to write a dissertation
Nick Hopwood and Matt Farr
Week 6 (17 November) The secret tools of online research
Lauren Kassell and Staffan Müller-Wille
Week 7 (24 November) How to engage with science
Week 8 (1 December) Primary source bootcamp
Stephen John