About St John's College
Founded in 1909, St John’s College boasts a lively and diverse mix of students and is like no other Durham college.
Set in a series of beautiful listed buildings in Durham's historic heart, the College enjoys stunning views of the Norman Cathedral and River Wear.St John's is one of the smallest colleges, and is renowned for its welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
St John's has two distinctive yet engaged communities at its heart: a diverse community of undergraduates, postgraduates and academics studying for University degrees in all disciplines, and Cranmer Hall, a thriving Anglican theological college in which people are educated and formed for church leadership.
The College has a degree of independence within the University, both financially and in its governance. Our students study for University degrees alongside members of other colleges, but we have the freedom to do things a little differently.
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IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Why We Seek Structure at the Atomic Level
The concept of atomic structure and structure-property correlations are central to chemistry. However, the arduous and contorted historical paths from ancient atomism to our current paradigm of structure at the atomic level reveals philosophical and scientific projects where atomism was used with little or no experimental basis. Current structural language at the atomic scale was created by scientific revolutions as new paradigms emerged often driven by the development of new experimental techniques and periods during which paradigms were created and conserved with weak or no experimental evidence. Professor Thomas Vogt will discuss examples from the history of chemistry of both explanatory modes and argue for a scientific pragmatism and pluralism.
This lecture is free and open to all.
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