Professor Joe Cain publishes blog posts on many subjects related to his research interests.

Who Is Your Favourite Person from History?

UCL Talking Heads asked me to answer some questions about student life and teaching at the university. In this film, I answer the question, “Who Is Your Favourite Person from History?” This is a project for UCL. More…

Phrenology Consultation with Professor Cross

Professor W. Cross was a phrenologist who gave popular public performances at London’s Royal Aquarium in the 1880s and 1890s. Phrenology was the quack medical practice of studying bumps on the head under the false pretence of More…

What Are Your Top Tips For Induction Week?

UCL Talking Heads ask me to answer some questions about student life and teaching at the university. In this film, I answer the question, “What are your top tips for induction week?”  “Induction week” is More…

Charles Darwin’s Pedigree As Described By Karl Pearson

Charles Darwin’s pedigree was one of the premiere objects on display in the recent “We Are Not Alone” exhibition at Wiener Holocaust Library in September 2021, superbly curated by Professor Marius Turda. Darwin’s pedigree was present in the form of a large, framed genealogy – an item loaned from UCL Science Collections. It More…

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