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University of Cambridge
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    Dr Richard C Jennings

    Department of History and Philosophy of Science
    Free School Lane
    CB2 3RH

    Director of Studies in Natural Sciences: History & Philosophy of Science

    Natural Sciences (Biological)

    External DoS

    Murray Edwards has always been a warm and welcoming College for me, and, for me, the light and spacious architecture makes it stand out from other colleges.


    BA Michigan State University
    MA Washington University (St Louis Missouri)
    PhD Washington University (St Louis Missouri)

    Research Interests

    Ethical issues in contemporary science; Philosophy of Language


    After receiving his PhD, Richard taught for two years in the City University of New York.  He then travelled for two years before arriving in Cambridge in 1975.  In Cambridge he found work supervising and lecturing in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and has continued to teach Philosophy of Science since then.



    (Edited with David Bennett) Successful Careers Beyond the Lab, Cambridge University Press.  June 2017.

    (Edited with Peter Evans and David Bennett) Feeding 9 billion: The contribution of new genetic technologies to global food production Cambridge CB1 2BH, UK: Banson, August 2014

    (Edited with David Bennett) Successful Agricultural Innovation in Emerging Economies: New Genetic Technologies for Global Food Production, Cambridge University Press.  March 2013.

    (Edited with David Bennett) Successful Science Communication: Telling It Like It Is Cambridge University Press, October 2011