Summer Schools for Children

IMG_0683We run week-long summer schools for children in local schools. We introduce children to philosophy of science, and integrate their science curriculum with tailored discussions on perspectival modelling in science.



psa_logo_croppedThe Philosophy of Science Association Conference (PSA2016), Atlanta, 4 November 2016

Our project will feature in the PSA16 in Atlanta in a dedicated poster session on teaching philosophy of science in schools.

Lecture-Audience1Sixth Form Lecture at Loretto School, Musselburgh, 29 August 2016

Perspectival Realism in the Sciences and Humanities

Michela Massimi spoke to over 100 Sixth Form students at Loretto Senior School about the realism debate in Philosophy of Science and the importance of perspectival modelling in the sciences.

AV Gallery

Summer SchIMG_0682ool at George Heriot’s School for Primary 7 children, Edinburgh, 2-6 May 2016

From traits to DNA. Models and perspectives on genetics

In this week-long summer school at George Heriot’s, we introduced five classes of P7 children to the topic of traits and inheritance in biology: from Mendel’s laws in classical genetics to the Watson–Crick model of the DNA in molecular genetics.    Via hands-on activities, including building your own DNA model, we explored the importance of perspectival modelling in science and discussed its implications for current debates on anti-reductionism in science.

Please see our AV gallery for a selection of photographs from the week.