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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles

 

Biography

I completed a BA in Classics at Corpus Christi, Oxford (2013-2017) while concurrently taking some courses in mathematics at the Open University. I then came to Cambridge for an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Gonville & Caius (2017-2018). My PhD research on ancient Greek mechanics explores, among other things, the function of diagrams, issues of idealisation and abstraction, and theories of motion.

Other academic interests

  • Greco-Roman science and medicine
  • History of the mathematical sciences
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Greek and Latin didactic poetry
  • General philosophy of science
Department: History and Philosophy of Science
Supervisor: Professor Liba Taub
College: Robinson
AHRC subject area: Classics
Title of thesis: The Peripatetic Mechanical Problems

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