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July 25 in history

285 Diocletian appointed Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.

306 Constantine I was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

864 The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald ordered defensive measures against the Vikings. 1,076 more words


Women in Science

Despite advances in education and career achievements, the invisibility of the achievements of women in science continues.  The Francis Crick Institute in London, for example, cost an estimated £700 million to build and equip, and has running costs of £140 million a year, but while it was being constructed it required a £1 marker pen to correct an information board on the perimeter of the building site to acknowledge the role that Rosalind Franklin played in Crick’s work. 121 more words


Can Women Be Scientists?

Of course women can be scientists. In fact, some of the greatest discoveries in human history were made by women! But that doesn’t change the fact that female scientists are grossly underrepresented in cultures all around the world – including the United States. 894 more words


March 9th: Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin was an insanely brilliant chemist who specialized in X-ray crystallography (or X-ray diffraction).  Franklin knew from a young age that she wanted to be a scientist, and her parents sent her to one of the only girls’ schools at the time that taught physics and chemistry. 230 more words

Todays Spotlight - Inspirational women in science

Many women have provided a rich source of inspiration for young scientists – both male and female – down the years. They’ve made remarkable discoveries, often despite ingrained sexism within their chosen field. 317 more words

Reaching the Stars at International Women's Day, M Shed

On Saturday, I was at the International Women’s Day event hosted by Bristol Women’s Voice at the M Shed in Bristol – by the beautiful harbour in the city centre – here’s the view out of the window: 276 more words


The Unsung Heroines of Science

In a time we celebrate women and their incredible achievements in every field there is, I feel we should take some time to celebrate the women who have made startling discoveries but have gone without recognition. 3,788 more words