Farrall's Origins and Growth of the English Eugenics Movement, 1865-1925, cover art

About Legacies of Eugenics Project

The Legacies of Eugenics project launched in 2020 following completion of the UCL Eugenics Inquiry. Cain served on the Inquiry committee. Kiladi was employed by the Inquiry to undertake historical research. At the conclusion of the Inquiry in February 2020, it was clear much more historical research was required. The then UCL Provost and President, Professor Michael Arthur, accepted our request for special project funding to facilitate more research and more reconstruction. The Legacies Project was funded as a two-year project, and it is hosted by UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS).

Project Aims

  1. investigate the history of eugenics research in UCL
  2. investigate the history of eugenics research in UK universities
  3. investigate the history of eugenics education, both formal and informal, as an instance of public engagement with science

Project Team

The project team includes Project Director, Professor Joe Cain, and STS Research Fellow in History of Eugenics, Dr Maria Kiladi. More about the Legacies Project. We also benefit from research undertaken by students in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS).