The pioneering developmental psychologist Uta Frith discusses Alice Lee, whose work in craniology challenged the idea that women were intellectually inferior because they have smaller brain sizes. While a first step in proving scientifically the intellectual equality between men and women, sexist and racist views remained prevalent in Alice Lee’s eugenicist circle.
In the People of Science interview series, Professor Brian Cox is joined by Royal Society Fellows to talk about some of the most influential scientists in history.
Each episode showcases artefacts from the Royal Society’s archive, helping to bring their stories alive. The archive items featured in each film can be explored on Google’s Cultural Institute and you can also read articles by Alice Lee published by the Royal Society.