Elaine Sinclair and Chris Lovell, BBC Archives


Women have made significant contributions to science from the earliest times despite facing many barriers in having their work peer reviewed and published. Historians with an interest in gender and science have researched, analysed and interpreted their endeavours and accomplishments, the barriers they have faced, and their strategies to overcome them. This collection brings to the surface the work and lives of many of these remarkable pioneers and includes programmes featuring Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, mathematician Ada Lovelace, space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell and palaeontologist Mary Anning among others. 


Elaine Sinclair and Chris Lovell, BBC Archives


history, science, technology, women


  • Gender and Women Studies

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