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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…

Ernst Mayr and the ‘Biology of Birds’

The synthesis period in evolutionary studies (most people call this the “evolutionary synthesis”) of the 1930s and 1940 has had a standard narrative for many years, but pressure has increasing for a revision. For example, there’s More…

Columbia Biological Series, 1894-1974

The Columbia Biological Series (1894–1974) was produced by the Department of Biology (later Zoology) of Columbia University, New York, and spanned a wide range of topics within the biological sciences. This paper provides a bibliography More…

What Happened to the UCL Galton Collection?

UCL Galton Collection is hard to find. It has been made increasingly invisible. This has happened through actions taken by its caretakers to depreciate its digital access, ignore communities of interest, and pretend it no More…