British History of Science in the Best of the Web UK Directory

British History of Science

A Cabinet of Curiosities

Presents a collection of Victorian microscope slides, plus information on the history of microscopy in the UK and Europe.

British Society for the History of Mathematics

Exists to promote research into the history of mathematics and its use at all levels of mathematics education. Includes meeting notes, extensive resources and details of forthcoming events.

British Society for the History of Radiology

Provides details of membership and events, with a collection of articles, and video and photo galleries.

British Society for the History of Science

An association of people interested in the histories of science, technology and medicine and their relationship with society. Includes information about membership, conferences and publications, a directory of institutions, and details of their outreach and education activities.

Christianity and the Rise of Science

An extended article sets out to demolish myths that Christianity was inimical to the development of science.

History of Psychology Centre

A guide to the British Psychological Society’s archive and library, research and teaching in the history of psychology, and their programme of public engagement activities; includes resources and information about their projects.

The MacTutor History of Mathematics

Provides an archive of resources on the history and development of mathematics, with a collection of biographies.

Muslim Heritage

A UK-based educational project to disseminate and promote understanding of Muslim heritage and its contribution to science, technology and civilisation. Provides a library of historical resources, details of events, and contacts.

The Needham Research Institute

A centre in Cambridge for the study of the history of East Asian science, technology and medicine. Provides a guide to their resources, seminars and workshops, and publications, with a background to Dr Joseph Needham and his work.

Oral History of British Science

Information about a British Library project to create an archive for the study and public understanding of contemporary science through an oral history fieldwork programme.

Royal Society Picture Library

Presenting pictures from the Royal Society's library, designed to help those exploring the history of science.

Science History Publications Ltd

Academic publishing company that specialises in journals in history of science and in particular the history of astronomy. Includes an archive of journal contents, and a listing of books published.

Society for the History of Astronomy

Membership society for astronomy historians; features news, outreach opportunities and details of current projects and special interest groups.


An interactive timeline celebrating 350 years of scientific endeavour, launched to commemorate the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary. Includes a collection of articles.

Veterinary History Society

Aims to foster all aspects of veterinary history; includes details of membership and their journal, with contacts.

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