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Ghosts of women past

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February
182011

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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   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?
Ghosts of women past The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK