20th century, Science

Jane Goodall

By Harriet Dalrymple. Jane Goodall is one of the most famous, celebrated and inspirational figures in Science today, however it is not only her academic work that has made her so successful. Few scientists have the charisma needed to entertain the public on TV quiz shows, and win round comedians such as Jon Stewart. Her… Continue reading Jane Goodall

20th century, Humanities

“From a young woman eager to learn to an old woman expected to know”: Elizabeth Colson

Elizabeth Colson's love affair with anthropology By Gaynor Cohen It was in 1978, at Stanford University in California that I was directed to the tiny lady on the other side of the crowded room. Could this really be the legendary 'giant' of my undergraduate years? As a student of social anthropology, I had been reared… Continue reading “From a young woman eager to learn to an old woman expected to know”: Elizabeth Colson