UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies

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UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies
Established 1921[1]
Director Professor Joe Cain
Admin. staff

17 academics

3 professional services
Students 57 undergraduates, 40 MScs, 15 PhDs
Location London, United Kingdom
Website UCL STS

The UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an academic department in University College London, London, England. It is part of UCL's Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The Department offers academic training at both undergraduate and graduate (MSc and MPhil/PhD) levels.

The department received its current name in 1994, renamed from the 'Department of History and Philosophy of Science' (originated in 1938), and previously 'the Department of History and Method of Science' (originated in 1921).[2]

UCL was the first UK university to offer undergraduate degrees in this interdisciplinary subject, launching its BSc in History and Philosophy of Science in 1993. Two related BSc degrees followed shortly thereafter. At UCL, science and technology studies (abbreviated 'STS') includes the study of (1) history, philosophy and sociology of science, (2) science policy and governance, and (3) science communication, engagement, and evaluation.

Academic staff[3] in the department in 2013–14 include: Professor Jon Agar, Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Professor Brian Balmer, Dr Karen Bultitude, Professor Joe Cain, Dr Brendan Clarke, Dr Andrew Gregory, Dr Phyllis Illari, Professor Frank James Dr Inga Kroener, Dr Simon Jay Lock, Dr William MacLehose, Professor Steve Miller, Dr Carole Reeves Dr Jack Stilgoe, Dr Emma Tobin, and Dr Simon Werrett.

Other staff include: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock OBE (Research Fellow), Dr Norma Morris (Research Fellow).

Emeritus staff include: Professor Hasok Chang, Professor Donald Gillies, Mr Nicholas Maxwell, Professor Arthur I. Miller, and Professor Piyo Rattansi.

Jon Agar is editor of the The British Journal for the History of Science.

Departmental offices are located in 22 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smeaton, William A. "History of science at University College London: 1919–47", The British Journal for the History of Science, 30: 25–28, 1997.
  2. ^ Smeaton, William A. "History of science at University College London: 1919–47", The British Journal for the History of Science, 30: 25–28, 1997.
  3. ^ Staff Directory, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, UK.

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