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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

This lecture will consider how the past has affected present attitudes towards women in science.

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