Ghosts of women past
The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Speaker: Dr Patricia Fara, Clare College, Cambridge
"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?