Posted on 22 December 2016
The Royal Society of Medicine has now released a recording of the 2016 William Bynum Lecture. It is available to watch through their website, free for members, or for a small fee for non-members. The William Bynum lectures are a series of annual public lectures associated with the open access journal Medical History: you can read a recent report about the journal and lecture series here.
The William Bynum lectures are open to the public, and feature extraordinary research from the medical history community, presented in an open and engaging format for a broad audience. The 2016 lecture was delivered by Dr. Chris Renwick (Dep.t of History, University of York), and focused on work drawn from his current research project “Biology, Social Science, and History: Past, Present, and Future Interactions.”
Dr. Renwick's lecture explored the importance of the early to mid 20th century scientific foundations for political and social life within Britain. He presented research from key biologists, demographers, and social scientists from history, who defined social democracy and developed the opportunities that have come with it. You can find out more about his ongoing research here.
The Royal Society of Medicine is a major national provider of postgraduate medical education. The RSM have also made a number of other engaging and relevant lectures available to watch online, details of which can be found on their website.