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 80’s, 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). Dr. Stewart is currently an Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology Programme, and also teaches in the Foundation Year Programme and the Early Modern Studies Programme. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Classics, Dalhousie University. While he specializes in Renaissance and Early-Modern philosophy, science and the institutions that fostered them, his teaching and research interests span aspects from the ancient Greeks to the present. He was also co-coordinator of the University of King’s College's five-part public lecture series, Trust in Science.