The Royal Society and the Promotion of Science since 1960

Auteur: Peter Collins
Taal: Engels
The Royal Society and the Promotion of Science since 1960
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781107029262
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2015
  • 352 pagina's
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The Royal Society is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious scientific bodies, but what has it done in recent decades? Increasingly marginalised by postwar developments and the reforms of civil science in the 1960s, the Society was at risk of resting on its laurels. Instead, it found ways of exploiting its unique networks of scientific talent to promote science. Creating opportunities for outstanding individuals to establish and advance research careers, influencing policymaking at national and international levels, and engaging with the public outside the world of professional science, the Society gave fresh expression to the values that had shaped its long history. Through unparalleled access to the Society's modern archives and other archival sources, interviews with key individuals and extensive inside knowledge, Peter Collins shows how the Society addressed the challenges posed by the astounding growth of science and by escalating interactions between science and daily life.

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'This is a scholarly account of the Royal Society's achievements in promoting science in the UK and the rest of the world since 1960. Peter Collins expertly summarises and analyses the major activities of the Society focusing on where these had the greatest impact on science. This is a great read and is thoroughly recommended.' Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society 'The Royal Society is a venerable, elite and prestigious organisation that has played a remarkable and often crucial role in the development of science policy and support in the years since the major economic and political crises of the 1960s. That more recent track record has never before been subject to properly detailed historical analysis. An authority both on the workings of the Royal Society and on the changing character of public science and its significance, Peter Collins offers an unprecedentedly well-documented and frank account of the way the Society changed in key periods of transformations in the sciences, their private and public funding, and their place in the social and economic worlds ... Using unrivalled access to the principal personalities and to the records of the Society's activities, [he] has produced a book that will be valuable reading for anyone concerned with the political and public condition of British science and its development in the past five decades.' Simon Schaffer, University of Cambridge This is a scholarly account of the Royal Society's achievements in promoting science in the UK and the rest of the world since 1960. Peter Collins expertly summarises and analyses the major activities of the Society focusing on where these had the greatest impact on science. This is a great read and is thoroughly recommended. Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society The Royal Society is a venerable, elite and prestigious organisation that has played a remarkable and often crucial role in the development of science policy and support in the years since the major economic and political crises of the 1960s. That more recent track record has never before been subject to properly detailed historical analysis. An authority both on the workings of the Royal Society and on the changing character of public science and its significance, Peter Collins offers an unprecedentedly well-documented and frank account of the way the Society changed in key periods of transformations in the sciences, their private and public funding, and their place in the social and economic worlds ... Using unrivalled access to the principal personalities and to the records of the Society's activities, [he] has produced a book that will be valuable reading for anyone concerned with the political and public condition of British science and its development in the past five decades. Simon Schaffer, University of Cambridge

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Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2015-11-30
Afmetingen
23,7 x 15,6 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
352 pagina's
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9781107029262

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NUR code
950
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2015-11-12
Thema Subject Code
TBX

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