Stephen Foster is a former Head of Geography at Maidstone Grammar School and part time lecturer in the history and philosophy of science. He took a joint honours degree in Geography and Geology from Hull University in 1974 and a Ph. D. in physical Geography from the same university in 1986. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.

He started to study different theories of evolution in the early 1980s and is particularly interested in the relatively new fields of chaos and complexity and how these can be applied to a better understanding of evolutionary processes in particular, and the broader natural environment more generally. He is also interested in science as a cultural activity, especially the relations between different evolutionary theories and social, economic and political changes in Europe and North America from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Last modified 8 April 2018