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Where were the women boffins?


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11:30 - 12:30


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


The rarely-told experiences of women scientists and engineers of World War II.

Beatrice Shilling sits astride her Norton motorcycle (1935)

During World War II women scientists and engineers participated in a range of wartime research projects. While the contribution of women to code-breaking at Bletchley Park has recently started to receive wider recognition, the full range of contributions made by women scientists and professional engineers to the war effort more generally have received little acknowledgement.

In her talk, Dr Sally Horrocks explored the nature and extent of women’s wide-ranging contributions to wartime science and why these efforts have been so rarely acknowledged and remembered.

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