John Durant

John Durant

Director, MIT Museum
John Durant

John Durant, Director, MIT Museum, Adjunct Professor, Science, Technology & Society Program, MIT. John received his BA in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge in 1972 and went on to take a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science, also at Cambridge, in 1977. After more than a decade in University Continuing Education (first, at the University of Swansea in Wales, and then at the University of Oxford in England), in 1989 he was appointed Assistant Director and Head of Science Communication at the Science Museum, London and Professor of Public Understanding of Science at Imperial College, London. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Executive of At-Bristol, a new independent science centre in the West of England. He came to MIT in July 2005, to take up a joint appointment as Director of the MIT Museum and Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program.

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