February 2nd, 2011

old-skool: science!

Ghosts of women past: Women in science

Unfortunately I can't go to this free lecture because it clashes with a meeting, but I thought other Londoners might be interested in attending.

When: Friday 18 February, 1-2 PM
Who: Dr Patricia Fara, Clare College, Cambridge
Where: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Blurb: Ghosts of women past

"I do not agree with sex being brought into science at all. The idea of 'woman and science' is completely irrelevant. Either a woman is a good scientist, or she is not." So declared Hertha Ayrton over hundred years ago – but she was unable to become a Fellow of the Royal Society because she was married. How has the past affected present attitudes towards women in science?

Click here to register to attend.