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Women in science

Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 10:00 to 16:00

Science and the history of science is at the core of the London Metropolitan Archives. We have Robert Hooke’s diary, Lyons records of massed produced ice cream and grand engineering plans for Tower Bridge. This event is a day of talks, presentations and documents which explores the lives and contributions of women to scientific progress.

We have two guest speakers. Rebekah Higgitt, Curator & historian of science at Royal Observatory Greenwich & National Maritime Museum and blogger for The H Word, the Guardian Science Blog. She will be talking about 'Finding women in the history of science'.

Heather Couper is a broadcaster and writer on astronomy, space and science. She has written and produced numerous books, TV and radio programmes. Along with her work, she is Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College in perpetuity, was awarded the CBE for 'Services to Science', and the International Astronomical Union has named asteroid number 3922 "Heather".  Her talk will be 'The Sky's the Limit'.

Staff at the LMA will be looking at female scientists represented in the archives and displaying some of the original documents from the collections. Friday 8 March, from 10am – 4 pm. Tickets are £10. Booking is essential 020 7332 3851. Bring a picnic, as lunch is not provided.

Booking information: 
Pre-booking required
Categories: 
Astronomy, General Science, History and Philosophy of Science and Space Science
Age group: 
Adults, Professionals, Sixth form students, Specialist groups and University students
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Howard
Benge
020 7332 3851
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