Via gallery investigation, source analysis and discussion, students will think about the links between instruments in our collection, scientific racism and the exploitation of resources and people through colonialism and Empire. After being led around our collections by a museum teacher, students will discuss sources and objects in order to find out more about how colonialism and Empire affected science and vice versa.
Duration: Can be booked as:
A 60-minute outreach session (online or in person) with ideas for activities to complete in class
A 90-minute session in the museum.
Available: Thursdays and Fridays (museum sessions 10-11.30 or 1-2.30, outreach negotiable), subject to availability
How to Book
Use the "taught session" option on our booking system at calendly.com/whipplelearning to book this session.
Whipple Museum School Sessions
University of Cambridge Museums School Sessions