Organised byISHPSSB and Egenis
VenuePeter Chalk CentreUniversity of Exeter
From Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th July 2007, Egenis will be hosting the 2007 meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).
See the ISHPSSB Spring 2007 Newsletter ISHPSSB summer meetings are known for innovative, transdisciplinary sessions, and for fostering informal, co-operative exchanges and on-going collaborations. The 2007 Summer meeting will be held at the University of Exeter, the regional capital of the South West of England. Small but perfectly formed, the University campus is set amid landscaped gardens and the city boasts an impressive history. From its stunning cathedral to its historic quayside, all the best bits are within walking distance of each other. The city is on the edge of the Exe estuary, which adjoins some of the country's most stunning beaches. Exeter has been inhabited for over 2000 years and it is possible to see traces of every major period of English history in the architecture of the city. Dominating the skyline the medieval Cathedral is an outstanding example of decorated Gothic style architecture with unique Norman transeptal towers. Areas around Cathedral Close form an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the centre of the city. Our hosts are Egenis, the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, lead by Prof. John Dupre. They will be providing a series of guided walks around the campus and city, as well as trips to the nearby coast for fossilling, boating and to the famous biodomes of the Eden project. In addition of course to the usual academic sessions!