• Date and time: Thursday 1 October 2015, 6.00pm
  • Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
  • Admission: is free and open to all. No ticket required.

Event details

Centre for Global Health Histories Lecture

In this lecture, Dr Turda investigates the interpretation of eugenics as a secular religion. He explores the idea that there is a need to understand eugenics not only as a specialised scientific research into the quality of the population but also as a means to produce new meaning and purpose. This is not to argue that eugenics was a modern secular surrogate for religion, or for a model that defines eugenics as a secular religion simply based on the premise that its ideological content was non-Christian or anti-Christian. What this lecture will propose instead is to return to Galton’s views on eugenics as a secular religion and read them historically.

Other lecture in this series include:

Dr Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University