Join us for a special screening of the rare and controversial eugenic propaganda film
'Are You Fit to Marry?' (1927)
Phoenix Picture House, Walton Street, Oxford
Wed, 24th of April 2013 at 6:30pm.
David Bradley wrote a guest blog for us many years ago, he has recently published a wonderful book. Do get to your local bookstore and check out his book.
Shared Notice/ Press Release from the Museum of Polish History:
The following is a press release regarding a short film released on YouTube and that will interest many:
"The Museum of Polish History announces the release of a new documentary film.
Prof Sir Walter Bodmer (University of Oxford)
22 November 2012, Oxford Brookes University
"The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths"
A Joint Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and Mind-Brain Theme Autumn Lecture
University of Sussex, 9 November 2012
"State of Mind: A Consciousness Science 'Expo'"
30 June 2012, Brighton Corn Exchange
The Pulse Project is pleased to announce the publication of the 11 podcasts recorded over the course of the conference:
“The German Archipelago: German Minorities and Interwar Eugenics”
16 - 19 December 2011, Balliol College, Oxford
Another fascinating science lecture, this time by Dr Thomas Woolley of Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute, will be riveting us to our seats on Monday 23 April at Thame Town Hall, starting at 7.30pm.
“The German Archipelago: German Minorities and Interwar Eugenics” 16-19 December 2011, Balliol College, Oxford Workshop Report By: Simon Wilson (Oxford Brookes University) Contact: email@example.com
It has been four years since we set up the pulse project website and recorded our first lecture. We have strived to build up a science communication website that has something for everyone. We are now proud to introduce new aspects of the website. We will still record and make available science and history of medicine videos and conferences.
“The German Archipelago: German Minorities and Interwar Eugenics”
17 - 18 December 2011, Balliol College, Oxford
“The German Archipelago: German ethnic minorities and interwar eugenics”An International Conference 16-19 December 2011, Balliol College, Oxford
The Archipelago of German minorities in Central and Eastern Europe are often seen as pawns on the wider geo-political and eugenic stages of interwar Europe, and especially so with regards to Nazi Germany’s designs for these Volksdeutsche. But while the ongoing study of eugenic and racial policies pursued the Third Reich, and the international contexts they operated in, have substantially added to our understanding of eugenic paradigms’ broader appeal, we still know very little about how ethnic minorities themselves interacted with eugenic themes and strategies.
Seeing the Pulse Project grow into a recognised online podcast platform for the engagement with science and the history of medicine, we are now building an innovative audio reinvention of the print media mainstay, the Encyclopaedia. ‘Expert Explanations’ offer 4-8 minute introductions to key terms and theories in the medical humanities and sciences for a wider audience in general, and undergraduate students in particular. Succinct, engaging and challenging entries by experts in their fields, the audio encyclopaedia aims to create a vibrant and accessible online resource as well as a novel way to promote science and history.
We are delighted to announce the release of 7 podcasts, papers presented to the conference: “The Disease Within: Confinement in Europe, 1400-1800”Oxford Brookes University 4-5th March 2011
Scientist, Journalist, and Award-Winning Author comes to Thame
Dr Stuart Clark will give a talk on The Origins of Science.
The Pulse-Project.org is delighted to announce the publication of all 22 papers presented to the international workshop on“Health and Society: Private and Public Medical Traditions in Greece and the Balkans, 1453-1920” (Athens, 8-10 December 2010)
Math/Maths Podcast‚ Live Recording and an afternoon of mathematical activities Wednesday 17th November 2010, Queen Anne 180, from 1pm
Christ Church, University of Oxford, 9-12 September 2010 Convened by the Berendel Foundation, with the University of Oxford
Concluding the first of hopefully many future collaborations, we draw your attention to the posting of 18 conference papers delivered at the Berendel Foundation’s first annual conference in Oxford on “Intercultural Humanism” in September. This truly international conference also marked the Berendel Foundation’s launch event, and covered a particularly wide range of topics discussed by renowned experts in their fields.
John Cook is based in Brisbane, Australia. He studied physics at the University of Queensland. After graduating, he majored in solar physics in his post-grad honours year. In 2007, he began the Skeptical Science website as a labour of love (and a nerdish fascination with climate science and database programming). The Skeptical Science iPhone app was released in February 2010.
Alice Sheppard moderates the Galaxy Zoo Forum. Alice prides herself as an amateur astronomer with a lifelong interest. Alice wants to become a professional science writer and promote citizen science. Pulse Project is currently producing a documentary about Galaxy Zoo. This is the second guest blog from Alice.
This next guest blog is by K.O. Myers the founder of Grassroots Skeptics. He is a recent law school graduate, proud husband and father, and very keen to see skepticism make the transition from community to social movement. He lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA with his wife and infant daughter.
Our fourth Guest blog is by Alom Shaha who gives his verdict on free educational science videos on the net. Alom is a physics teacher and film-maker. He has written, produced and directed TV programmes about science. He is also responsible for the web and video based project www.whyscience.co.uk.
Alice Sheppard moderates the Galaxy Zoo Forum, and we are delighted that she agreed to write our third Guest Blog. Alice prides herself as an amateur astronomer with a lifelong interest. Alice wants to become a professional science writer and promote citizen science. Pulse Project is currently producing a documentary about Galaxy Zoo.
Whenever I go into schools I start by asking students to draw a picture of “a scientist”. This is partly to see whether perceptions are changing thanks to Nina and the Neurones, the naked scientist et al and partly because I enjoy confirmation that perceptions haven’t changed.
David Bradley (@sciencebase) introduced me to twitter. He supported @pulseproject all the way through our first steps. We have found twitter to be a great tool to communicate information about this project to a wide audience. We are delighted that David agreed to be our first of many guest bloggers on Pulse Project.
It has been a very busy month promoting the site, and a very succesful one. I am very happy indeed that my favourite local information sheet in oxford dailyinfo.co.uk have allowed us to post a link on their website. I always enjoy reading the daily info as it lets me now exactly what is on in oxford in terms of lectures.
Welcome to the Pulse Project!
With our new virtual home having recently (re)opened its doors, we look forward to introducing you to our new website and some of its exciting new content and features. As always, we hope that these regular blogs will offer a channel of communication and are grateful for any feedback, comments, and advice you might have.
In this, our first blog, we look forward to introducing you to our new website (pulse-project.org), and some of its exciting content and features. After months of perpetual delays, we are delighted to open our new online home, and hope that these regular blogs will offer a channel of communication to ensure that the website reflects to your needs and wishes.