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The BSSRS revolution was not televised, but it was printed. For over 15 years the radical scientists of BSSRS produced a regular newsletter. Delve into its pages with this gallery of 19 images.

Issues courtesy of Alice Bell.

  • BSSRS newssheet no. 3, Aug/Sep 1969.

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  • Within a few years, the newssheet had evolved into a magazine called Science for People (not to be confused with the US group Science for the People). Here is an article on subliminal advertising in no. 19 (Dec 1972/Jan 1973), a special issue on women and science.

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  • Science for People article on omission, oppression, and men’s orgasm. From the Dec 1972/Jan 1973 issue on women.

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  • Science for People no. 25, Jan/Feb 1974.

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  • Science for People no. 26, with a focus on population control.

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  • ‘Sex could be poisonous’ and ‘Demonstrators on strike’ articles in Science for People no. 26. 

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  • Science for People no. 29 – women’s collective issue. 

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  • Science for People no. 40/41, autumn 1978 – the nuclear issue.

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  • Article on the health and safety debate around nuclear power, from the Science for People nuclear issue, autumn 1978.

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  • Science for People, no. 48, spring 1981.

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  • ‘Third World women against female circumcision’ article from Science for People no. 48, spring 1981.

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  • Science for People no. 49.

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  • Article on the use of plastic bullets in Northern Ireland, in Science for People no. 49.

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  • Science for People no. 53, winter 1982 – ‘information technology, a socialist analysis’.

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  • ‘Cops and computers’ article in Science for People no. 53, winter 1982.

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  • Science for People no. 58, with a focus on sex.

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  • Science for People no. 61, summer 1986 – Star Wars special issue.

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  • ‘Testing times’ article in Science for People no. 61, summer 1986.

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