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The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments, occupies a special position both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting. In this course you will get inside of the museum.

This course focus on topic like Oxford Philosophical Society and Royal Society, Mercator, the man who mapped the planet, calendar and clocks in the French revolution, astrology, medicine and quackery in Elizabethan England etc.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Telescopes Now Lecture 1: The William Herschel and the Hubble telescopes 01:22:00
Telescopes Now Lecture 2: Jodrell Bank, the Lovell Telescope and e-MERLIN 01:12:00
Telescopes Now Lecture 3: The Gemini Telescopes 01:04:00
Telescopes Now Lecture 4: The Pierre Auger Observatory 01:12:00
Steampunk Exhibition 00:03:00
Einstein’s Blackboard 00:04:00
The Museum of the History of Science: An Introduction 00:03:00
Radio Manufacturing in the Interwar Years 00:57:00
Interview: Peter Scott on Marconi and Radio Manufacturing 00:17:00
Al-Mizan: Mapping the Earth in Medieval Islam 00:57:00
Al-Mizan: Astrolabes in Cultural Context 00:52:00
Crackpots and Eggheads: Eccentricity in Natural History 00:54:00
From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons: Scientific Eccentricity in the Early 19th Century 00:48:00
Simon Forman: astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England 00:55:00
Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet 00:57:00
Decimalising Time: Calendar and Clocks in the French Revolution 00:57:00
Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System 00:56:00
The Invention of Clouds 00:59:00
Body Clocks, Sleep and Light 01:07:00
Who’s to Blame for the Weather? 01:02:00
The Oxford Philosophical Society and the Royal Society: a meeting of minds? 00:42:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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