Alex Aylward

Alex Aylward

PhD Student

Summary: Eugenics and the Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics: R. A. Fisher's Evolutionary Synthesis

Engagement

During October 2017, I ran a four-session reading group for members of the public at Ilkley Literature Festival, on H. G. Wells' classic scientific romance, The Time Machine (1895).

Also in October 2017, along with Matthew Holmes, I designed and delivered a public lecture, 'A cupboard of dead bugs: Life lessons from insects for economics, empire and evolution', as part of the HPS in 20 Objects series.

I am a member of the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS), the History of Science Society (HSS), and the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).