Seven Ages of Science

A history of science in Britain from the Restoration to the present day. Weaving science back into everyday life, Lisa Jardine shows how the concerns of the scientist are the concerns of us all

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0380wf8
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A history of science in Britain from the Restoration to the present day. Weaving science back into everyday life, Lisa Jardine shows how the concerns of the scientist are the concerns of us all
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2013-09-17 20:30
last episode published
2013-09-17 00:00
publication frequency
7.0 days
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Number of Episodes
7
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Science & Medicine

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
17.09.2013

Age of Now

Lisa Jardine explores what's driving science in the 21st century: curiosity, politics, profit or PR?
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10.09.2013

Age of War

Lisa Jardine explores how military demands mobilised science not in World War II, but in World War I. The idea that Britain's scientific expertise and effort was mobilised from scratch on the eve of World War II is a myth. Long before 1939, Britain wa...
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3.09.2013

Age of the Lab

Lisa Jardine explores how scientists became separated from wider society. Until the end of the 18th century, most scientific endeavour took place in private houses or workshops, often done on a part-time basis by passionate enthusiasts. It was the poe...
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27.08.2013

Age of Inspiration

Lisa Jardine explores an Age in which scientists took leaps of faith. At the start of the 19th century, fossils were a mystery. Mary Anning excavated the remains of huge and extraordinary creatures from the cliff face at Lyme Regis. Most men of scienc...
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20.08.2013

Age of Opportunity

Lisa Jardine explores how the advent of mass manufacture in the Midlands changed scientific endeavour from a gentlemanly pursuit into a gritty, profitable, factory-based industry; and helped to forge a new scientific discipline, chemistry. Many early ...
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13.08.2013

Age of Exploration

We're often told that science changed our world. In this series, Lisa Jardine explores how the world changed science, pushing it in new directions, creating new disciplines and pioneering new approaches to scientific understanding. Lisa Jardine descri...
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6.08.2013

Age of Ingenuity

In the first of her Seven Ages of Science, Lisa Jardine explores the history of modern science in Britain from its birth in Restoration England. It was an Age of Ingenuity: an age when hundreds of hard-working artisans in the City of London made clock...
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