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13:15 - 13:55 7 February 2013

Lunch Hour Lecture: The influence of Islam on science


Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr William MacLehose, UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies

In recent years, there has been much discussion of the influence of classical Arabic science on the Western scientific tradition. Yet these achievements have been variously ignored, overlooked or occasionally overstressed. This lecture discusses the impact that scholars from the Islamic world have made in the fields of medicine, astronomy, optics, geography, mechanics and many other disciplines. What role did the Arabic world have in the history of science? And how did Baghdad, Cairo and Islamic Spain preserve and expand the scientific tradition?


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


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