Diseases of Modern Life – Oxford Open Doors – Sunday 13 September 2015

The Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries and Diseases of Modern Life: 19th Century Perspectives Projects will be taking part in Oxford Open Doors 2015 organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust.


Oxford Preservation Trust’s printed programme contains an error on the date, as the events are listed for Saturday 12th September. Please note that the correct date for these events is Sunday 13th September 2015.


A programme of talks and activities will be held in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre and Foyer, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road on Sunday 13th September 2015 between 1.30 – 4.30 p.m.


There will also be a talk by Professor Gary Browning from Oxford Brookes University on Iris Murdoch, one of the most eminent previous fellows of St Anne’s College.

The programme for the afternoon of Sunday 13th September 2015 is as follows:

1.30 – 4.30 p.m. Citizen Science and Zooniverse talks and demonstrations throughout the afternoon (Foyer area). Members of the project team and Zooniverse, the world’s largest citizen science platform, will be there all afternoon allowing visitors to try citizen science for themselves. The talks during the afternoon will look at the history of citizen science.

1.30 p.m. Mini-Talk on Citizen Science (Foyer area)

2.00 p.m. Professor Gary Browning, Oxford Brookes University Iris Murdoch, unity, difference and late modernity  (Lecture Theatre)

3.00 p.m. Mini-Talk on Citizen Science (Foyer area)

3.15 p.m. Dr Melissa Dickson, Diseases of Modern Life Project on Curing Hysteria with Metals and Magnets (Lecture Theatre)

3.45 p.m. Dr Jennifer Wallis, Diseases of Modern Life Project on Lady Tipplers and Secret Drinking in the 19th Century (Lecture Theatre)

4.00 p.m. Mini-Talk on Citizen Science (Foyer Area)

If you have any queries on the event, please contact the Project Administrator, Alyson Slade (alyson.slade@ell.ox.ac.uk)


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