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-NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE -..< I NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: Sunday, January 12, 1964. An English born and educated Yale science scholar who holds doctoral degrees in experimental physics and in history of science opens the 1964 portion of the New College New Perspectives lecture series Thursday at 8 p.m. at College Hall. Dr. Derek J. de Sella Price, Avalon Professor of History of Science and Chairman of the Department of History of Science and g::;dicine at Yale University speaks on "Humanistic Scholarship About and T echnology." This is the third lecture of the New Perspectives series, to the adult Admission to the lectures is by season o= single lecture registration. Dr. Price describes his topic as "the exciting new discoverics in the fields of science and technology, and the sociology, and economics of science and technology. "I shall attempt to show that a new body of humanistic scholarship is growing up which has considerable relevancy to the liberal education of citizens in this scientific age," said Dr. Price, noting also that his subject has some proven value in the training of statesmen and administrators of science and in providing a research program designed to give an analytical basis for decision-making by scientists and administrators and citizens. (more)
Price page two Dr. Price holds degrees from the Universities of London and Cambridge and an honorary degree from Yale. He has held posts at the University of Malaya, in Singapore, at Christs College, Cambridge, and in the United States has been a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. His writings on the history of science alone run to more than 50 articles, plus a number of papers on physics and several books. Professor Price is known for his discovery of the manuscript of a previously unrevealed astronomical work of Chaucer, for the identification of a complicated geared computing machine from Greece, 1st Century B.C., and for his analysis of the exponential growth of science. The lecture will be held in the Music Room of College Hall on the New college campus, beginning at 8 p.m. Chairman of the January 16 program will be Dr. Richard H. Stewart, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction in Manatee County. Dr. Stewart will introduce Dr. Price and conduct a question and answer period following the lecture.