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Lecture - Eureka! How the history of science became a story of discovery

Mon 21 November 2022

Department of Chemistry

A Lecture by Professor Jim Secord, Department of History & Philosophy of Sciences, University of Cambridge.

The fourth and final talk in a series of lectures organised by the Cambridge Philosophical Society in the Michaelmas Term 2022.

Abstract: Inspired moments of discovery are widely seen as the central story of science. Great discoveries are often assumed to involve a single moment of insight, made by an individual genius working in isolation. How did this view of discovery become established? The most common expression associated with scientific discovery in the European tradition is 'Eureka', meaning 'I have found it’. This talk uses the history of 'Eureka' to chart changing views of discovery and its role within science.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

This scientific lecture is free and open to everyone who is interested - check website for latest updates and booking information http://www.cambridgephilosophicalsociety.org

Booking is recommended to guarantee a place. The venue has limited the numbers attending due to social distancing.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-professor-jim-secord-tickets-412031165307

Entrance to the lecture theatre is opposite the Scott Polar Research Building, off Lensfield Road

Enquiries: Beverley Larner Website Email: philosoc@group.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 334743

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Mon 21 November 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Venue

This scientific lecture is free and open to everyone who is interested - check website for latest updates and booking information http://www.cambridgephilosophicalsociety.org

Booking is recommended to guarantee a place. The venue has limited the numbers attending due to social distancing. If numbers permit, tickets may be available on the door due to cancellations/no-shows.

Entrance to the lecture theatre is opposite the Scott Polar Research Building, off Lensfield Road

Address: Department of Chemistry
Bristol Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre
Lensfield Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1EW
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