Faculty Member, Foundation Year Programme, History of Science and Technology Programme
Ian Stewart joined King’s in 1995 as a teaching fellow in the Foundation Year Programme (FYP). Back in the 80s, mid-way through his undergraduate degree in physics, he realized that the sciences interested him more from the perspectives of philosophical, historical and sociological analysis. After completing his BSc at Trent University, he studied in the field of history and philosophy of science at Toronto (MA), and at Cambridge (PhD).
Ian is currently an assistant professor in the History of Science and Technology Programme, and teaches in the Foundation Year and Early Modern Studies Programmes. He is also adjunct professor at the Department of Classics, Dalhousie University and was the co-coordinator of King’s College's five-part public lecture series, Trust in Science.
Although he specializes in Renaissance and early-modern philosophy, science and the institutions that fostered them, his teaching and research interests span the ancient Greeks to the present.