June 19, 2024

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

March is Women’s History month, so at I, Science we are highlighting some of the incredible women who have contributed to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths - who have often been overlooked in our textbooks.
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Angela Clayton.
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Angela Clayton was a physicist by profession and was an active trans rights campaigner in the UK. She initially transitioned with no medical help due to traumatic early experiences, but finally sought surgery many years later. She worked with Press for Change, founded the trans support charity The Gender Trust and was heavily involved with the Gender Recognition Act 2004. She received her MBE for her campaigning in 2005. Alongside her activism, her career spanned Nuclear Safety and Health Physics, and was Head of Criticality Safety at the Atomic Weapons Establishment.