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Podcasts of presentations heard at our conference The Royal Society and Science in the 20th Century on 22 and 23 April 2010.
Welcome - Lord Rees PRS Session 1 - The Royal Society and Medical ScienceChair: Sir Peter Lachmann FRS 1. The Royal Society and the evolution of molecular medicine Sir David Weatherall FRS2. “...in recognition of distinguished contributions to the medical sciences generally”: the Buchanan Medal of the Royal Society Professor Tilli Tansey 3. From applied microbiology to biotechnology: science, medicine and industrial renewal Dr Robert BudSession 1 Discussion Session 2: The Royal Society and Technology Chair: Sir Geoffrey Allen FRS 4. The Royal Society, its Fellows and industrial R&D in the mid-century Dr Sally Horrocks 5. The 'Royal Society of Technology’ Dr Peter Collins6. Technological innovation in industry and the role of the Royal Society Professor Chris Snowden FRS, FREng Session 2 Discussion Session 3: The Royal Society and Physical Science Chair: Sir John Rowlinson FRS7. The Royal Society’s formative role in UK space science Professor Ken Pounds FRS 8. From fish-scales to fibre optics: interdisciplinary partnerships with Russia Professor Martyn Poliakoff FRS 9. Does membership of the Royal Society affect careers? A trio in 20th century organic chemistry Dr Peter MorrisSession 3 Discussion Session 4: The Royal Society and life science Chair: Professor Uta Frith FRS10. Controversies in bioscience Professor Colin Blakemore FRS 11. Royal Society postwar expeditions Mr George Hemmen ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Session 5: The Royal Society and national policy Chair: Sir John Ashworth 12. ‘Divine Right’ or democracy? The Royal Society, science and the State, 1920-1940 Dr Jeff Hughes 13. The Royal Society seeking a role in national science policy in the early 1960sDr Peter Collins14. The Royal Society and science advice to GovernmentLord May of Oxford FRS Session 5 DiscussionSession 6: The Royal Society and international science Chair: Professor Lorna Casselton FRS15. The Royal Society in postwar EuropeMr Stephen Cox16. The Royal Society in AfricaDame Julia Higgins FRS17. The Royal Society and the Commonwealth: old friendships, new frontiers *Podcast coming soon*Professor Roy MacleodSession 6 DiscussionSession 7: Cultural issues Chair: Dr Brian Balmer18. Public understanding of science: the British Association, the Royal Society and COPUSSir Walter Bodmer FRS 19. Risk, trust and public understandingDr Jon Turney20. The exception and the rule: women and the Royal Society 1660-2010Georgina Ferry 21. ‘The Revealing Eye’: The Royal Society and the moving image at the time of the TercentenaryDr Tim Boon Session 8: The Royal Society and the history of modern science Chair: Professor Simon SchafferSession 8 22. Comments and observations - Dr Jeff Hughes 23. Comments and observations - Professor Judith Howard FRS Session 8 Discussion Closing Remarks - Professor Uta Frith FRS
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