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Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)


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The Purpose of a Scientific Education, c1930s

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/3/5
Scope and Contents The lecture outlines how science can fulfil its main purpose, in Thomson's opinion, that of uniting society. Thomson describes his own education – both formal and informal – and his current role as a lecturer in education, and explains how these have informed his beliefs regarding scientific training. He makes the case that science has often operated in isolation both from the world around it, and from the native language of its practitioners, with science students dependant on the...
Dates: c1930s