Happe by Kennard Portrait of Francesca Happé by Garry Kennard (© Garry Kennard)

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures featuring some remarkable women.

About the exhibition

Have you ever wondered what the Royal Society’s home would look like if its walls were gender-reversed? If, instead of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, portraits of Kathleen Lonsdale, Elsie Widdowson and Dorothy Hodgkin were the norm?

In this exhibition of art curated by Uta Frith FRS, we gather recent portraits of the greatest female Fellows of the Royal Society together with newly commissioned drawings featuring Royal Society Research Fellows and Rosalind Franklin prize-winners. The display uses portraits by artists Emma Wesley, Marcus Cornish, Garry Kennard, Graham Sutherland and others to celebrate just some of our leading women in science and asks the question – does it make a difference?

Visiting the Exhibition

The exhibition is free and all are welcome to attend. No prior reservation is necessary. Entry is via 7 Carlton House Terrace.

Opening times:
10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note the exhibition will be closed on Friday 12 July and no visits will be possible on that date.

For enquiries or further information please contact the Royal Society library:

Scientists 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Virus Hunting 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover how cutting edge technologies are revealing secrets about viruses at a speed we could never have imagined.
  • Invisible: the allure of the unseen 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London What would you do if you were invisible? Join author Philip Ball to explore our fascination with the unseen.
  • The secret life of crystals 03 July 2015 at The Royal Society, London A public talk on crystals and their uses, as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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