HSTM Network Ireland, online seminar series, 2 November 2022. Dr Elizabeth Crilly MSc. PGCE. MInstP, ‘Sir Hans Sloane – A modern day scientist?’

Place: Online

Date and time: 2 November 2022, 15.00-16.00 hrs (GMT)

For more details and to register please follow this link:  https://hstmnetworkireland.org/2022/10/25/hstm-seminar-series-2nd-november-2022/

Abstract: Sir Hans Sloane was a botanist and physician and famed as a collector of curiosities. He left his collection of over 71,000 items to the state for the set up of the world’s first public museum, The British Museum. The vast collection was later spilt to form the foundation of the British Library and the Natural History Museum London.  President of the Royal Society and President of the Royal College of Physicians.  And he was from Killyleagh, Co Down. N. Ireland. Yet his name is not one we are familiar with as a scientist. 

Speaker Biography: Elizabeth studied Pure and Applied Physics at Queens University Belfast, going on to study Medical Physics. She has had a successful and varied career holding a number of research positions in industry and with Aberdeen, Leeds, Hull and Cambridge Universities. She left Cambridge in 2019 after positions as Director of STEM Team East in Cambridgeshire and Board Director of the Cambridge Science Centre,  promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to set up the Sir Hans Sloane Centre in Killyleagh, Co Down.