Inaugural Café Scientifique at King’s College: November 21, 17.00- 19.30

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Director of Academic Outreach and Professor of Nursing Policy Florence Nightingale School of Nursing &Anne-Marie-Rafferty-2013-490x250 Midwifery and Centre for the Humanities and Health Kings College London, is delighted to announce the inaugural Café Scientifique event on Thursday 21st November at 5.00pm in Chapters at the Strand Campus. The event is running under the patronage of of Professor Evelyn Welch Vice-Principal, Arts and Sciences and Karen O’Brien, Vice-Principal, Education, and aims to bring together the different and increasingly overlapping, communities of the Centre for the Humanities and Health (CHH), Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHOSTMS) and the Department of Social Science Health and Medicine to begin a conversation to scope out the synergies and common ground between these scholarly domains.

The idea behind the Café Scientifique is to create an atmosphere in which all participants feel able to contribute in a more informal setting than the seminar room. In order to stimulate discussion three eminent speakers; Brian Hurwitz, David Edgerton and Nik Rose will outline where their field is heading in terms of the exciting ideas that are animating the field. After each has spoken for not more that 15 mins we shall open it up to you, the audience for a café conversation expertly facilitated by Daniel Glaser, Director of the Science Gallery at King’s.

In the spirit of a café conversation we hope to continue the evening with a reception after the event.

The running order for the evening will be:

1. Welcome and introductions 17.15-17.30
2. Pitches from panellists 17.30-18.15
3. Café conversation 18.15-19.00
4. Reception 19.00-19.30

This event is open to all KCL students and academics with an interest in this field.
To reserve you seat please RSVP to Sabrina Beck, Centre Manager for CHH:


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