At Cambridge, you can study the History and Philosophy of Science as an optional paper in the second year of Natural Sciences, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, or Human, Social and Political Sciences if you choose to. If you choose this option, you will benefit from the world-class collection of scientific instruments and models at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, one of the university's teaching collections.
Use the Whipple Explore website to delve into the collection:
- Are you are interested in astronomy?
- Have you ever wondered how the microscopes you may have used compare with the ones Darwin worked with?
- What models were used to explain sciences in the past?
- Do you know when tuning forks were invented? What other acoustic instruments were used?
- Find out about the mysterious geographical lottery game in the globes section.
- As well as the articles on the Explore website, you may find the interactives useful.
If you have chance to visit Cambridge (perhaps in the summer?) and would like to see some of these items and much more in person, remember that admission to the Whipple Museum is free of charge. See the opening times and location (it's just a couple of minutes from King's!).