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

20th century, Arts

Georgia O’Keeffe and Virginia Woolf

By Claire Thomas The closest that the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe and the English writer Virginia Woolf physically came was in the pages of the May 1925 volume of the modernist literary magazine, The Dial. Images of O'Keeffe's twin works, The Flagpole, preface Woolf's The Lives of the Obscure, an essay on the unexpected profundity… Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe and Virginia Woolf