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Women Writing Science
10 March, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Portrait of Caroline Lucretia Herschel, the first woman to be paid for her contribution to science.
Celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the history of women and science writing.
Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the history of women writing about science.
How did early women scientists use writing in order to further their careers? In which ways were they limited by their gender? What influence did subject specialisation and limited access to education have on their careers?
Guided by host Helen Arney, historians Dr Patricia Fara, Dr Emily Winterburn and Dr Claire G. Jones explore the history of women publishing in journals, writing popular science and corresponding with the Royal Society.
This event will also include a viewing of the video short Where are the women?created as part of the Philosophical Transactions 350th anniversary and the unveiling of our newly acquired bust of Dr Lucie Green, created and gifted to the Society by sculpture Marcus Cornish.