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Legacies of Eugenics Project

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Publications produced by the Biometric Laboratory

The Biometric Laboratory began in 1902 at University of London, University College, under the directorship of Professor Karl Pearson (1857-1936). Farrall discusses the creation of the Biometric Laboratory. There is considerable cross-over of publications published under the Biometric Laboratory and the Francis Galton Laboratory for the National Eugenics. Under Pearson’s direction, the Biometric Laboratory produced three series of… Read More »

Publications produced by the Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics (GLNE)

The Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics (GLNE) began in 1907 at University of London, University College, under the directorship of Professor Karl Pearson (1857-1936). Pearson’s intent was the creation of an independent research centre to shift eugenics away from a topic of anecdote and towards a quantitative and rigorous science capable of producing strong policy advice built… Read More »