Public Lecture - 'Earth's Deep History: How It Was Discovered and Why It Matters'

The 2015 Dingle Prize winner, Professor Martin Rudwick, to give public lecture at Swansea University on 3 July.

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Dingle PrizeThe British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference 2015 is to be held at Swansea University.  As part of the conference, the Dingle Prize Presentation & Acceptance Speech will be given in the form of a public lecture, entitled "Earth's Deep History: How It Was Discovered and Why It Matters" by Professor Martin Rudwick, the 2015 winner.

 “How has our understanding of the Earth’s history changed? Who made the key discoveries about our planet’s past? How has this knowledge shaped our own, much shorter, human history?"

Dingle Prize winner - Prof RudwickProfessor Rudwick considers these questions and more in his remarkable book, Earth’s Deep History. From the young Earth theories of the seventeenth century to the startling discoveries of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, inquisitive individuals have questioned the story of our planet’s development. Join us for a journey through Earth’s long past and our far more recent attempts to explain and understand it.

 The Dingle Prize was established in 1997 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the British Society for the History of Science, and is named after the mathematician, astronomer and philosopher of science Herbert Dingle, a founder member of the BSHS.  It is awarded every two years to the best book in the history of science accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists. More information about the prize, including details of past winners, is available at

Venue:  Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University

Date:  Friday 3 July 2015

Time:  5.15 pm - 6.00 pm

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Enquiries:  Dr A Mosley (