International Women’s Day at the Royal Society

Celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the history of women and science writing.

Portrait of Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1912) ©The Royal Society
Portrait of Caroline Lucretia Herschel

Join the Royal Society as they celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the history of women writing about science.

How did early women scientists use writing in order to further their careers? In which ways were they limited by their gender? What influence did subject specialisation and limited access to education have on their careers?

Guided by host Helen Arney, historians Dr Patricia FaraDr Emily Winterburn and Dr Claire G. Jones explore the history of women publishing in journals, writing popular science and corresponding with the Royal Society.

This event will also include a viewing of the video short Where are the women? created as part of the Philosophical Transactions 350th anniversary and the unveiling of our newly acquired bust of Dr Lucie Green, created and gifted to the Society by sculptor Marcus Cornish.

 When: 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Where: at The Royal Society, London

  • Free to attend, no registration required
  • Seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Doors open at 6pm
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