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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.

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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.

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By Sm356 - Nov 12 2012
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Only listened to part of the lecture on Islamic maps. The info was interesting, but not comprehensible since the lecturer was discussing images that were not shown on the screen.

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Disappointed Listener

By Sm356 - Nov 12 2012
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Only listened to part of the lecture on Islamic maps. The info was interesting, but not comprehensible since the lecturer was discussing images that were not shown on the screen.
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Museum of the History of Science

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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.

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

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Dr Anna Marie Roos gives a talk as part of the Museum's celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Royal Society.

Jul 24 2013

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Who's to Blame for the Weather?

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Professor Allen of the Oxford University Environmental Change Institute discusses one of the most pressing issues of the modern day - Climate Change.

Apr 08 2013

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Body Clocks, Sleep and Light

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Russell Foster explains the role of light in regulating our bodies and discusses the implications of today's almost constant exposure to light.

Apr 08 2013

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The Invention of Clouds

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Writer Richard Hamblyn revisits his first book about the 19th-century amateur meteorologist Luke Howard who gave the clouds the names we use today.

Mar 11 2013

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Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System

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Leigh Fletcher (Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford) talks about current research on the weather of other planets.

Mar 11 2013

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Decimalising Time: Calendar and Clocks in the French Revolution

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Dr Matthew Shaw, British Library, talks about the extraordinary revisions of time measurement adopted in the French Revolution.

Jul 02 2012

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Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

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Geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane talks about the inspirations behind his book on Gerard Mercator.

Jul 02 2012

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Simon Forman: astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England

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The third in a series of public lectures linked to the Museum's 'Eccentricity' exhibition.

Oct 26 2011

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

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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!

Sep 20 2011

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Crackpots and Eggheads: Eccentricity in Natural History

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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.

Jul 28 2011

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