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Eugenics inquiry at UCL continues Oct 2019, formal apology made January 2021

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Oct 12, 2019.

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  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I watched part 1 of a 2 part program on BBC4
    Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal

    UCL is the 'birthplace' of Eugenics dating back to 1904 (Sir Francis Galton see wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Galton )

    There has been an inquiry (ongoing) since last year.

    Angela Saini is one of the BBC4 program presenters and wrote a piece in the Guardian about the issues raised.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/03/eugenics-francis-galton-science-ideas

    another article on the inquiry here
    http://www.savageonline.co.uk/our-journal/dismantling-eugenics-at-ucl/
     
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    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Merged thread

    UCL makes formal public apology for its history and legacy of eugenics


    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2021/jan/ucl-makes-formal-public-apology-its-history-and-legacy-eugenics

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    https://twitter.com/ucl/status/1347213915386736641
     
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