Category Archives: Lectures

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures series was published 1909-1927 under the imprint of the Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics.

Pearson (1919) National Life from the Standpoint of Science

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 11: Pearson, Karl. 1919. National Life from the Standpoint of Science. Second edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 64 pp. First published as Karl Pearson. 1901. National Life from the Standpoint of Science; An Address delivered at Newcastle, November 19, 1900, by Karl Pearson (London: A. and C. Black). 62 pp. Second printing under same… Read More »

Pearson (1912) Tuberculosis, Heredity and Environment

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 8: Pearson, Karl. 1912. Tuberculosis, Heredity and Environment; Being a Lecture Delivered at the Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics, 12 March 1912 (London: Dulau and Co.). 46 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 8 Link to external library

Pearson (1912) Darwinism, Medical Progress and Eugenics. The Cavendish Lecture, 1912

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 9: Pearson, Karl. 1912. Darwinism, Medical Progress and Eugenics. The Cavendish Lecture, 1912. An Address to the Medical Profession (publisher not specified). 29 pp. This separate is a hybrid of two publishing processes. It was circulated with GLNE endpapers, but the text is in a different style and format compared to the previous eight… Read More »

Pearson (1914) On the Handicapping of the First-Born

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 10: Pearson, Karl., 1914. On the Handicapping of the First-Born; Being a Lecture Delivered at the Galton Laboratory, University College, London, March 17, 1914. With Frontispiece and Four Diagrams(London: Dulau and Co.). 68 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 10 Link to external library

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures series was published 1909-1927. It included 14 numbers. Following practices used in the Biometric Laboratory, Karl Pearson organized public lectures and short training courses by GLNE staff. These targeted medical and social-care professionals seeking skill development. The Lectures series was used to merchandize some of this activity while also disseminating core information about Pearson’s eugenics thinking. In… Read More »