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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wolfson History Prize, join the Royal Society and the Wolfson Foundation for a discussion on history and science, in partnership with BBC History Magazine.

This panel will be chaired by Professor Alice Roberts, biological anthropologist, television presenter and author, and will include medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris (shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018), early modern historian Sasha Handley (shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017), and historian of science Sanjoy Bhattacharya.  The panel will discuss how history can contribute to contemporary science debates, drawing on their research on areas including Tudor approaches to sleep, Victorian surgery, and global health histories. 

The event will be hosted in the Wolfson Rooms at the Royal Society at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace. Advance booking is required - tickets are free and can be booked via eventbrite. The conversation will be available as a HistoryExtra podcast after the event.

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