HSTM Seminar Series: 2nd November 2022

Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Crilly MSc. PGCE. MInstP, ‘Sir Hans Sloane – A modern day scientist?’

Chair: Rebecca Watterson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Ulster University.

Place: Online

Date and time: 2 November 2022, 15.00-16.00 hrs (GMT)

To register please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/449346747217

Abstract: Sir Hans Sloane was a botanist and physician and famed as a collector of curiosities. He left his collection of over 71,000 items to the state for the set up of the world’s first public museum, The British Museum. The vast collection was later spilt to form the foundation of the British Library and the Natural History Museum London.  President of the Royal Society and President of the Royal College of Physicians.  And he was from Killyleagh, Co Down. N. Ireland. Yet his name is not one we are familiar with as a scientist. 

Speaker Biography: Elizabeth studied Pure and Applied Physics at Queens University Belfast, going on to study Medical Physics. She has had a successful and varied career holding a number of research positions in industry and with Aberdeen, Leeds, Hull and Cambridge Universities. She left Cambridge in 2019 after positions as Director of STEM Team East in Cambridgeshire and Board Director of the Cambridge Science Centre,  promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to set up the Sir Hans Sloane Centre in Killyleagh, Co Down.

To register please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/449346747217

Take a look at the HSTM Seminar Series Programme

Seminar Convenor 2022-23: Dr Adrian Kirwan


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