Rosalind Franklin

Molecular biologist; contributor to discovery of DNA

Marie Stopes

Palaeobotanist, PhD Botany (1905)

Miriam Rothschild

Naturalist

Hertha Ayrton

Physicist; electrical engineer

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Chemist, crystallographer; Nobel Prize 1964

Kathleen Lonsdale

Crystallographer; one of first 2 women elected FRS in 1945

Mary Cartwright

Mathematician; contributor to chaos theory

Mary Somerville

Mathematician

Barbara McClintock

Geneticist; Nobel Prize 1938

Sofia Kovalevskaia

Mathematician

Marie Curie

Nobel Prize in physics (1903); Nobel Prize in chemistry (1911)

Lise Meitner

Physicist; discoverer of nuclear fission

Ada Lovelace

Mathematician, pioneer of computer programming

 

WISRNet News and Events

 Events so far…..

chemists1aINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014  
Revealing Lives: Women in Science 1830-2000
Royal Society, London
Thursday 22 & Friday 23 May 2014

VIEW VIDEO PRESENTATIONS FROM THE CONFERENCE HERE

WISRNet IN THE MEDIA:

Hear us on Radio 4 Inside Science

Hear us on the Guardian Science Podcast

Hear us on The Royal Society Podcast

ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP April 2014 at Kingston University.
Read a report Report and exploration of  the place of oral history in uncovering women and science.

View short films about Women and Science in the archive from
WORKSHOP: FRACTURED HISTORIES: DISCOVERING WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN THE ARCHIVE
held at The Royal Society, London, on July 16 2013.

 Join the WISRNet JISCMail list where historians, archivists and practising scientists  discuss women’s participation in science institutions and learned societies in Britain since 1830.

SHADOWING SCHEME FOR PhD STUDENTS & EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE 

LAUNCH RECEPTION
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, 24 July 2013.

Read Professor Ludmilla Jordanova’s inspirational speech to formally launch WISRNet.

WISRNet launch report here