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Touch tour

Touch Tours for Blind and Partially Sighted Adults

Join the Polar Museum team for a touch tour and explore a range of objects from polar history. The tour will also include some of the objects and sculptures outside on the museum lawn.

Adam Rutherford

The 2021 Annual Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture - Race, Scientific Racism and Genetics

Wed 24 November 2021

Wolfson College

The roots of biology are inextricably bound to the politics of empire. Human classification began in service of European expansion, and with it came the foundations of race and scientific racism that we endure today. Contemporary genetics has thoroughly demolished the biological concept of race, but the legacies of this pernicious history persist in our data, our labs and our scientific language. These echoes serve neither science nor scientists, and to know our own history is the first step in fixing this legacy.

The lecture will end with a live Q&A session, followed by a drinks reception in the Lee Hall Foyer. Please make sure to book your tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lee-seng-tee-distinguished-lecture-race-scientific-racism-genetics-tickets-190487752997.

A livestream will also become available on our website: https://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/about/events/2021-annual-lee-seng-tee-distinguished-lecture-race-scientific-racism-and-genetics.

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

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Timing

Live Stream In person

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Wed 24 November 2021 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Venue

Address: Wolfson College
Lee Hall
Barton Road
Cambridge
England
CB39BB
Email: events@wolfson.cam.ac.uk
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