18th century, 19th century, 20th century, Science

Scientific Women: Finding ‘a way in’ through the centuries

By Professor Ruth Watts.Science, a vast field of knowledge so important in the modern world, has traditionally been perceived as ‘masculine’, and women have generally been excluded or pushed to the periphery. Modern studies have explored the reasons for this and have found many examples of women who managed to break through the barriers. The… Continue reading Scientific Women: Finding ‘a way in’ through the centuries

20th century, Science

Irene Joliot-Curie: Pioneer of Atomic Science

By Harriet Teare Irene Joliot-Curie's success as a scientist, principally involved in continuing the investigation into artificial radiation, rivalled even that of her mother, Marie. This article intends to briefly explore some of the outstanding science that led this woman, as part of a collaboration of husband and wife, to some of the extraordinary findings… Continue reading Irene Joliot-Curie: Pioneer of Atomic Science

20th century, Science

Rosalind Franklin: Beyond the Helix

By Dan Hudson “As a scientist Miss Franklin was distinguished by extreme clarity and perfection in everything she undertook” - J. D. Bernal, Nature 1958 Dr. Rosalind Franklin (1920-58) is famously accredited with the original evidence for the B-DNA double helix (the most common form), a monumentally important revelation which served as the basis for… Continue reading Rosalind Franklin: Beyond the Helix