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Museum of the History of Science

Oxford University

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Museum of the History of Science

Museum of the History of Science

Oxford University

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Plays
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The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting.

Latest Episodes

The Oxford Philosophical Society and the Royal Society: a meeting of minds?

Dr Anna Marie Roos gives a talk as part of the Museum's celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Royal Society. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

41 MIN2013 JUL 25
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The Oxford Philosophical Society and the Royal Society: a meeting of minds?

Who's to Blame for the Weather?

Professor Allen of the Oxford University Environmental Change Institute discusses one of the most pressing issues of the modern day - Climate Change. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

62 MIN2013 APR 8
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Who's to Blame for the Weather?

Body Clocks, Sleep and Light

Russell Foster explains the role of light in regulating our bodies and discusses the implications of today's almost constant exposure to light. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

67 MIN2013 APR 8
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Body Clocks, Sleep and Light

The Invention of Clouds

Writer Richard Hamblyn revisits his first book about the 19th-century amateur meteorologist Luke Howard who gave the clouds the names we use today. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

58 MIN2013 MAR 11
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The Invention of Clouds

Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System

Leigh Fletcher (Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford) talks about current research on the weather of other planets. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

55 MIN2013 MAR 11
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Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System

Decimalising Time: Calendar and Clocks in the French Revolution

Dr Matthew Shaw, British Library, talks about the extraordinary revisions of time measurement adopted in the French Revolution. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

52 MIN2012 JUL 2
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Decimalising Time: Calendar and Clocks in the French Revolution

Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

Geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane talks about the inspirations behind his book on Gerard Mercator. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

55 MIN2012 JUL 2
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Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

Simon Forman: astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England

The third in a series of public lectures linked to the Museum's 'Eccentricity' exhibition. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

54 MIN2011 OCT 27
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Simon Forman: astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England

From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons: Scientific Eccentricity in the Early 19th Century

Dr Vicky Carroll talks about the eccentric tendencies of early 19th-century natural historians. Whether hunting for fossils or wrestling alligators, these scientists certainly had an active interest in their field work!

48 MIN2011 SEP 21
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From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons: Scientific Eccentricity in the Early 19th Century

Crackpots and Eggheads: Eccentricity in Natural History

In the first in a series of 'Eccentricity' lectures, Dr Brian Regal talks about the search for 'monsters', in particular the hunt for Sasquatch or 'Bigfoot', and the "crackpot" natural historians who were obsessed with the search. Dr Brian Regal is the Assistant Professor for the History of Science, Kean University, New Jersey.

54 MIN2011 JUL 28
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Crackpots and Eggheads: Eccentricity in Natural History

Latest Episodes

The Oxford Philosophical Society and the Royal Society: a meeting of minds?

Dr Anna Marie Roos gives a talk as part of the Museum's celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Royal Society. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

41 MIN2013 JUL 25
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The Oxford Philosophical Society and the Royal Society: a meeting of minds?

Who's to Blame for the Weather?

Professor Allen of the Oxford University Environmental Change Institute discusses one of the most pressing issues of the modern day - Climate Change. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

62 MIN2013 APR 8
Comments
Who's to Blame for the Weather?

Body Clocks, Sleep and Light

Russell Foster explains the role of light in regulating our bodies and discusses the implications of today's almost constant exposure to light. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

67 MIN2013 APR 8
Comments
Body Clocks, Sleep and Light

The Invention of Clouds

Writer Richard Hamblyn revisits his first book about the 19th-century amateur meteorologist Luke Howard who gave the clouds the names we use today. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

58 MIN2013 MAR 11
Comments
The Invention of Clouds

Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System

Leigh Fletcher (Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford) talks about current research on the weather of other planets. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

55 MIN2013 MAR 11
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Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System

Decimalising Time: Calendar and Clocks in the French Revolution

Dr Matthew Shaw, British Library, talks about the extraordinary revisions of time measurement adopted in the French Revolution. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

52 MIN2012 JUL 2
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Decimalising Time: Calendar and Clocks in the French Revolution

Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

Geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane talks about the inspirations behind his book on Gerard Mercator. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

55 MIN2012 JUL 2
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Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

Simon Forman: astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England

The third in a series of public lectures linked to the Museum's 'Eccentricity' exhibition. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

54 MIN2011 OCT 27
Comments
Simon Forman: astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England

From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons: Scientific Eccentricity in the Early 19th Century

Dr Vicky Carroll talks about the eccentric tendencies of early 19th-century natural historians. Whether hunting for fossils or wrestling alligators, these scientists certainly had an active interest in their field work!

48 MIN2011 SEP 21
Comments
From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons: Scientific Eccentricity in the Early 19th Century

Crackpots and Eggheads: Eccentricity in Natural History

In the first in a series of 'Eccentricity' lectures, Dr Brian Regal talks about the search for 'monsters', in particular the hunt for Sasquatch or 'Bigfoot', and the "crackpot" natural historians who were obsessed with the search. Dr Brian Regal is the Assistant Professor for the History of Science, Kean University, New Jersey.

54 MIN2011 JUL 28
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Crackpots and Eggheads: Eccentricity in Natural History
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