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The William Bynum Lecture - 2016

  • Royal Soceity of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street London, England, W1U United Kingdom (map)


The History of Medicine Society of the Royal Society of Medicine are hosting the inaugural William Bynum lecture will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine. The William Bynum Lecture 2016 is generously supported by Medical History, Cambridge University Press and the Centre for Global Health Histories at York

After a welcome from Dr Julie Papworth, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine,  Bill with introduce Dr Chris Renwick Senior Lecturer in Modern History at York.

Chris's lecture will draw on his research which is part of a project entitled, “Biology, Social Science, and History: Past, Present, and Future Interactions”.

This features a group of early and mid-20th century projects involving biologists, demographers, social scientists and medical professionals who  helped to create the modern understanding of ideas such as social mobility. The aim of this meeting is to focus on how these projects have helped to create the modern sense of social democracy and the opportunities that have come with it, as well as why this is important in the history of Britain and the second half of the 20th century.

The lecture will outline and explore the early and mid-20th century scientific foundations for political and social life within Britain.