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13:00 - 14:00 26 June 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: Science and the First World War


The Scott Room | The Guardian Newspaper offices (link Map)
90 York Way | London | N1 9GU | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Prof Jon Agar, UCL Science and Technology Studies

By examining the lives of figures such as Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley and Fritz Haber, Prof Jon Agar will show how scientists on all sides of the First World War were swept up in the tide of patriotism, militarism and nationalism, making contributions, some tragically brief, some devastatingly effective, to the waging of war. And what of the long-lasting effects? While some saw the Great War as an irreparable crisis of modern civilisation, with science as a symbol of inhumanity, others saw science as a internationalist project capable of healing wounds.

Please note that this event is TICKETED and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.


Catherine Dean
+44 (0)20 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


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