Using the university’s scientific collections as our starting point, we are exploring key ideas and eras in a series of 20 monthly lectures, whilst asking (and answering) questions like:
What is the history and philosophy of science?
What can it tell us about the way we see ourselves and the world around us?
How can objects help us to understand what science is, and has been in the past?
So far we’ve looked at an ancient statue and a two-headed fish.
Lecture 3 is on Tuesday 15th March, 6:15-7:15pm in the Rupert Beckett Lecture theatre, telling a story of music, science, hearing and deafness, starting with a simple set of tuning forks.
All lectures will be recorded and made available for download after the event. The lectures are open to all, for all backgrounds and ages and no prior knowledge is assumed. Tea and coffee available from 6:00 onwards.
The website is https://arts.leeds.ac.uk/museum-of-hstm/20objects/
The link to register for the next lecture is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-philosophy-of-science-in-20-objects-lecture-3-tickets-22414816319