Specialist Advice in Education and Culture
Thomas a historian of philosophy, science, medicine, and religion, with particular expertise in the history of emotions, and in Victorian intellectual and cultural history. His PhD (1996-2000) and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2003) at the University of Cambridge were followed by a period as a Lecturer in History at Lancaster. Thomas is currently Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London and also Director of the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions. Thomas has published widely on aspects of the relationship between Science and Religion, with his Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction, winning the 2009 Dingle Prize, awarded biennially by the British Society for the History of Science for the best book in the field accessible to a wide readership. Thomas has broadcast on radio and BBC TV and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a former Council Member of the British Society for the History of Science.
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