Horizons: A Global History of Science

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Dr James Poskett challenges the Eurocentric narrative of science.

This event takes place in the British Library and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. Science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour. 

In this radical retelling of the history of science, Dr James Poskett challenges the Eurocentric narrative in conversation with Mary-Ann Ochota.

Copernicus relied on mathematical techniques borrowed from Arabic and Persian texts. When Newton set out the laws of motion, he relied on astronomical observations made in Asia and Africa. And when Darwin was writing On the Origin of Species, he consulted a 16th-century Chinese encyclopedia.

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Details

Name: Horizons: A Global History of Science
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £10.00
Student: £5.00
Registered Unemployed: £5.00
Disabled: £5.00
Senior (60+): £8.00
Young Person (18-25): £5.00
Online Full Price: £5.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk