Science and technology studies (STS) combines a wide range of research subjects, including: history of science, philosophy of science, sociology of science, science policy, and science communication. We Are STS is an official podcast of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London (UCL).
#3 Comparing Pandemics: COVID-19 and the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’
Episode #3: What are the similarities between the COVID-19 pandemic and the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic? How does history help us understand what’s happening today? One of our experts in science communication, Dr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon, interviews one of our historians of science and medicine, Dr Cristiano Turbil, to answer these questions, and more. Did you know the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic probably started in the US state of Kansas? Do you know why the 1918 pandemic is called the ‘Spanish Flu
#2 Talking Careers with Dr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
Episode 2: Every university student has "careers" on the mind, even if they're not sure what they should be thinking about. I talk with the STS Careers Tutor, Dr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon about “careers thinking,” including the philosophy of flexible futures. As a careers tutor, Dr Gouyon is a specialist in thinking about how students might look ahead to find specific career paths. For more information about careers associated with STS: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/careers
BONUS Admissions for Master’s Degrees with Dr Jenny Bulstrode
BONUS Why study STS at the postgraduate level? What are some of the benefits and key qualities of the programme? What are your options at UCL? Dr Jenny Bulstrode describes our Master’s level programmes in conversation with the show’s host, Professor Joe Cain. She offers guidance on choosing the right subject path, how to choose a referee, and what she seeks in a personal statement. STS offers two Master’s Degrees: History and Philosophy of Science MSc, AND Science, Technology, and Society MSc
#1 Jack Stilgoe Talks with Nuzhah Miah About Technology Policy
Episode #1. STS student, Nuzhah Miah, interviews Dr Jack Stilgoe about Evgeny Morozov’s 2014 book, To Save Everything Click Here, asking him why it’s recommended reading for new students coming into UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS). The book they are discussing is Evgeny Morozov (2014) To Save Everything Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the urge to fix problems that don’t exist (Penguin).
TRAILER Introducing WeAreSTS
TRAILER. We're introducing “WeAreSTS," a new podcast from the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London (UCL). We talk about what we hope to accomplish with the podcast and what listeners can expect to learn. We have a lot planned, and SUBSCRIBE now before you forget. The show host is Professor Joe Cain.
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Much anticipated podcast!
Great to hear STS scholars at all levels! Brilliant initiative showcasing the best of UCL Science and technology studies.