Ghosts of women past

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Presenter: Patricia Fara

Published: December 2012

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: women

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Dr Patricia Fara, Clare College, Cambridge.  “I do not agree with sex being brought into science at all. The idea of ‘woman and science’ is completely irrelevant. Either a woman is a good scientist, or she is not.” So declared Hertha Ayrton over hundred years ago – but she was unable to become a Fellow of the Royal Society because she was married. How has the past affected present attitudes towards women in science?