Museums and the establishment of the history of science at Oxford and Cambridge

@article{Bennett1997MuseumsAT,
  title={Museums and the establishment of the history of science at Oxford and Cambridge},
  author={Jim A. Bennett},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={29 - 46}
}
  • J. Bennett
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
In the Spring of 1944, an informal discussion took place in Cambridge between Mr. R. S. Whipple, Professor Allan Ferguson and Mr. F. H. C. Butler, concerning the formation of a national Society for the History of Science. This is the opening sentence of the inaugural issue of the Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Science, the Society's first official publication. Butler himself was the author of this outline account of the subsequent approach to the Royal Society, the parallel… 

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