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BSHS Dingle Prize lecture: David Wright, Downs: the history of a disability
Event code: L341
Sponsoring body:
BSHS Outreach and Education Committee
Fri 26 July, 18:00–19:00 ▪ Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum

The Dingle Prize of the British Society for the History of Science is awarded every two years to ‘the best book in the history of science (broadly construed) published in English… which is accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists.’ The Prize reflects the Society’s concern to communicate history of science to broad audiences.

The 2013 Dingle Prize has been awarded to David Wright, Professor of History at McGill University, Canada, for his book Downs: The History of A Disability (Oxford University Press). The judges commented that Wright has produced ‘a terrific book’ and ‘a little gem’, which ‘has valuable contributions to make to current debates’ in the history of science and medicine.

This event consists of a talk by Professor Wright on the themes of his book, followed by questions, and is sure to provide a fascinating insight into the history of disability. The event is aimed at a general audience, but Congress attendees are welcome to come along and support the wider public reach of both the Congress and the field.

This event is free to all attendees.

Location: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum
Coupland Street (off Oxford Road on the main University campus)
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