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In partnership with the Society's 350th anniversary, Asia House presents the first in a series of talks exploring the history of Asian contributions to science.

From Samarkand to Cordoba, from the advances in algebra of Musa al-Kwarizmi in the ninth century Baghdad and the engineering of the 13th century Turkish engineer al-Jazari to the medical research of ibn Sina, Islamic scholars made a remarkable contribution to scientific progress.

Ehsan Masood charts the history of the Islamic scientific revolution between 700 and 150CE and considers the status of science n the Islamic world today in conversation with writer and pioneering thinker on contemporary Islam, Ziauddin Sardar.

Ehsan Masood is Acting Chief Commissioning Editor at Nature magazine and lecturer in International Science Policy at Imperial College London.  He write for Prospect Magazine and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's "Home Planet."

Ziauddin Sardar is a writer, scholar, cultural commentator and Professor of Postcolonial Studies at City University, London.

This event is taking place as part of Capital Science and the Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations in 2010.

Booking information:

Tickets £10.

Asia House Friends and Concessions £5.

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