James Secord

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James A. Secord is a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a fellow at Christ's College. He is the author of "Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation," published by the University of Chicago Press. His research interests are the social history of science since 1750; life and earth sciences; and the history of science communication.



Past shows:

Mind & Scientific Transformation/ Matua Island Mysteries

Seán O Nualláin spoke about the Foundations of Mind. Followed by James Secord on 19th century science, and Paul Stonehill on mysteries of Matua island. More »

Last Night

Cybersecurity expert Kevin Mitnick discussed cybercrime and protecting ourselves against it. Followed by researcher Howard Martin, who shared the science linking heart function with health, emotional well-being, and intelligence.

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