Women in Science

Historic tales and contemporary thought celebrating women in science.

Drawing conclusions

Posted by
Jess Wade
Date posted
23.11.2016

Jess Wade tells us the story of how she came into science, and what led her to share her science through her other passion: art

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To space and back! The view from a CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant

Posted by
Abigail Guillermo
Date posted
08.04.2016

Abby Guillermo, a BBSRC PhD student from the University of Oxford, shares her experience of being one of the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistants.

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Is science a land of equal opportunities?

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
24.11.2015

Professor Gail Cardew reflects on the discussions from the fourth Ri unconference for young people.

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What the humble worm might tell us about doubling our lifespan

Posted by
Alison Woollard
Date posted
31.10.2014

Dr. Alison Woollard, 2013 Christmas lecturer, tells us about how studying the worm C. elegans can help us understand the ageing process.

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Spotlight on Louisa Tyndall

Posted by
Roland Jackson
Date posted
17.10.2014

Roland Jackson explores the life of Louisa Tyndall, the wife of prominent Ri scientist John Tyndall.

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Spotlight on Ada Lovelace

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
25.09.2014
Portrait of Ada Lovelace, public domain

Ada Lovelace has been called the 'world's first computer programmer', and is an icon for women in science. Professor Frank James delves into her life and links with the Ri ahead of Ada Lovelace Day on 14 October 2014.

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Spotlight on Harriet Jane Moore

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
23.07.2014

Harriet Jane Moore painted some of the most iconic ever images of a science laboratory. Professor Frank James explores her life and achievements.

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Agnes Clerke – an intense light on Victorian astronomy

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
27.06.2014

Laurence Scales continues his Ri members series with a profile of renowned astronomer and writer Agnes Clerke.

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Spotlight on Louise Johnson

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
16.06.2014
lysozyme model

Professor Frank James explores the life of Louise Johnson, the molecular biologist and pioneer of structural enzymology.

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Spotlight on Gwendy Caroe

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
24.04.2014

Professor Frank James explores the life of Gwendy Caroe, the only daughter of W H Bragg, and highlights her lifelong dedication to the Royal Institution.

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