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  • Science

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    The exploration of the world we live in has raised fundamental questions and led to elaborate explanations across time and across societies and continents. In this theme ideas put forward in the pursuit of organised science are explored, the impact of those ideas and the changes they may have led...

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  • An Introduction to the Renaissance

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Gabriele Neher of the University of Nottingham provides an introduction to the Renaissance.

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  • Captain Cook & the discovery of Australia & New Zealand

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman discusses Captain Cook and the discovery of Australia & New Zealand.

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  • Charles Darwin's Early Life & the Voyage of the Beagle

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project look at Darwin's early life, education and the Voyage of the Beagle.

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  • Darwin and the Origin of Species

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project look at how Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection and the significance of his publication: The Origin of Species.

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  • Darwin: Human Evolution & Darwin's Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project examine the significance of the publication of Darwin's 'The Descent of Man', theological controversy, Darwin's family and Darwin's legacy.

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  • History of Electricty

    Podcast

    In this series of podcasts Dr Patricia Fara of Clare College, Cambridge, examines the role of the Royal Society in the development of electricity.

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  • Joseph Banks (The Early Years)

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman discusses the early life of Joseph Banks. In 1778, Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was elected President of the Royal Society, a post he held until his death. There was no one in science, politics and culture, whom Banks did not know.

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  • The Challenger Expedition

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman looks at the Challenger Expedition and its' scientific significance. The Challenger expedition of 1872 to 1876 was a scientific exercise that made many discoveries to lay the foundation of oceanography. The expedition was named after the mother vessel, HMS Challenger.

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  • The Early Royal Society: From Bacon to Newton

    Podcast

    In this podcast Keith Moore, Head of Libraries and Archives at the Royal Society looks at the early Royal Society.

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  • The Historical Medicalization of Homosexuality & Transvestism

    Podcast

    In this podcast, Dr Tommy Dickinson of the University of Manchester, looks at the historical medicalization of homosexuality and transvestism.

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  • The Legacy of Joseph Banks

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman discusses the legacy of Joseph Banks. In 1778, Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was elected President of the Royal Society, a post he held until his death.

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  • The Life & Significance of Alan Turing

    Podcast

    In this podcast, Dr Tommy Dickinson of the University of Manchester, discusses the life and significance of Alan Turing.

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  • The Royal Society & the Royal Navy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman discusses the Royal Society and Royal Navy expeditions between 1800 and 1850.

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  • The Scottish Enlightenment

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Thomas Ahnert of the University of Edinburgh discusses the Scottish Enlightenment.

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  • The significance of atomic and nuclear weapons

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Grant of Teeside University examines the significance of atomic and nuclear weapons within the context of the Cold War.

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  • Women & Medicine in Ancient Greece & Rome

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Richard Hawley of Royal Holloway, University of London, examines women and medicine in Ancient Greece & Rome.

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