Thursday, 21 February 2013

Women in Science talk at LMA

From London Metropolitan Archives:

Women in Science

A day of talks, presentations and documents which explores the lives and contributions of women to scientific progress.

Science is found throughout the collections at London Metropolitan Archives. We have engineering designs for Tower Bridge and food science in the Lyons collection. On this day, we will be looking at the female scientists represented in the archives and displaying some of the original documents from the collections.

We have two guest speakers who are experts in their fields.

Rebekah Higgitt, is 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.”

This event on Friday 8 March from 10 am to 4 pm at London Metropolitan Archives is £10. Please book in advance on 020 7332 3851.

(With thanks to LMA


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