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'Foul of mouth and evil eyed': Francis Galton and the Victorian Criminal

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Starts:

October
302009

00:00

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January
010001

00:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

 

Francis Galton's scientific career was based on his fascination with statistics. He counted and measured everything from numbers of attractive women in different cities to the frequency people fidgeted in scientific meetings. However his most intensive research was devoted to human physical attributes such as height, chest width, arm strength and colour vision. This talk will concentrate on his work in the context of Victorian ideas about criminality.

'Foul of mouth and evil eyed': Francis Galton and the Victorian Criminal The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK