International Women’s Day – Suffrage Science launch

Nancy Roman

NASA's Dr Nancy Roman

Today sees the launch of Suffrage Science, a booklet celebrating the work of some of the top women in science.

I wrote the chapter featuring Liz Robertson and Sohaila Rastan, who were fantastic interviewees and both very funny. Unfortunately, their most scandalous anecdotes didn’t make it into the book…

Here’s the blurb:

“We’re delighted to launch the digital version of Suffrage Science on the centenary of International Women’s Day, March 8th 2011. Featuring conversations between leading female researchers in neuroscience and psychology, embryology and genetics, structural biology; and the biology of cancer and HIV, the publication brings to light a collection of stories about the significant contributions that women have made to science over the past 100 years.”

The booklet is available online today, and I’m off to the launch of the limited-edition print version tomorrow night at the ICA, featuring a public debate entitled  “Are Women Changing Science?” Exciting!

4 responses to “International Women’s Day – Suffrage Science launch

  1. Have fun tomorrow – it looks GEORGOUS by the way. Had a virtual-flick through earlier.

    • Thank you! I’m not sure the sketches of the women are entirely flattering, but it’s a lovely little publication. It was so much fun to talk to Liz and Sohaila too 🙂

  2. One hight for the women is Fran Allen, the first woman to win the Turing Award for computing in 2006.

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