Tonight: Scientific Instruments as Teaching Tools in Victorian Britain
April 30, 2014 Leave a comment
The 19th century was a time of scientific innovation, with new, ground-breaking instruments pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. But instruments were not only for research: they had a key role in demonstrating scientific discoveries to learners and to lay people. Tonight, starting at 5.30pm, Dr Aileen Fyfe of the School of History will investigate how such instruments were used to spectacular effect in popular scientific lectures, and how they transformed the nature of science teaching in universities, including St Andrews.