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The UCL Institute of Archaeology is delighted to host the 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference in December 2019. Founded in 1937, the Institute is one of the largest centres for world archaeology, archaeological sciences and heritage & museum studies in the UK, situated in the heart of the capital.

Venue: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Tuesday, December 17 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bricks + Mortals, A history of eugenics told through buildings **BOOKING REQUIRED**

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Those joining this tour should gather at the meeting point by the conference registration desk (in the IOE foyer) just before 3.30pm.

Join historian, curator of UCL Science Collections and UCL Archaeology alumnus Subhadra Das on a walking tour of the UCL campus to hear the story of UCL's pioneering eugenicists through the landmark buildings and spaces named after them.  Among these are the Galton Lecture Theatre, the Pearson Building and the Petrie Museum. The contributions Francis Galton, Karl Pearson and Flinders Petrie to biometrics, statistics and archaeology are well known in those fields and beyond. What is less well known is their contribution to developing, establishing and legitimising the science of eugenics. Eugenics -- the science of improving human populations through selective breeding -- is generally associated with the Nazis, but in fact had its roots in Britain. The story of this origin is seldom told.

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Subhadra Das

UCL & Museum Detox Member


Tuesday December 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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