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Inquiry into the History of Eugenics at UCL: MORE Recommendations

These are recommendations from members of the Commission of Inquiry into the History of Eugenics at UCL, convened at the request of UCL Provost Michael Arthur in December 2018. The Commission was comprised of members of the UCL community from different professions, faculties and disciplinary traditions. We came together with different understandings of the role of eugenics at… Read More »

Cancellation: May 2020 Workshop and Wikithon on History of Eugenics at UCL

Following advice from UCL, we’ve decided to cancel the workshop for historians and philosophers of science to reflect the history and legacies of eugenics at UCL. This is part of UCL’s effort to reduce exposure to coronavirus. We’ll look into rescheduling these events next year, and we’ll update information as plans come together. We’re very sorry to make this… Read More »

Farrall’s Classic Work on History of English Eugenics Is Republished

The history of eugenics in Britain is far from hidden or forgotten. Many excellent papers and books explore the role of individuals (e.g., Francis Galton, Karl Pearson, Ronald Fisher, and Leonard Darwin to name only a few of the men involved) and the role of organisations (e.g., Eugenics Education Society). Eugenics in Britain has been studied in depth… Read More »