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William Bynum Lecture 2016

Posted on 29 December 2016

Now available online: Dr Chris Renwick on 20th century social biology and progressive politics

In November Dr Chris Renwick gave the annual William Bynum Lecture, hosted and organised by the History of Medicine Society. The lecture has now been made available to watch online.

The William Bynum lectures showcase research from the medical history community presented in an open and engaging format for a broad public audience. They are associated with the open access journal Medical History and supported by the Centre for Global Health Histories and Cambridge University Press.

In his lecture, Dr Renwick drew on on research carried out as part of the project “Biology, Social Science, and History: Past, Present, and Future Interactions." He explored the importance of the early to mid 20th century scientific foundations for political and social life within Britain, and presented research from key biologists, demographers, and social scientists who defined social democracy and developed the opportunities that have come with it.

The lecture took place at the Royal Society of Medicine, 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