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women in STEM

By Emily Rees Koerner and Brigitte Stenhouse

Happy Birthday Mary Somerville!

Research Fellow Emily Rees Koerner and Brigitte Stenhouse, Lecturer in History of Mathematics at The Open University, celebrate the ‘Queen of Science’ and her enthusiasm for maths and science.

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership student Anaïs Walsdorf explores the life and work of Margaret Bourke-White, a pioneering photographer whose work offered social and political commentary while advocating for human rights across the world.

18 July 2022 marks the 161st birthday of Kadambini Ganguly, one of India’s first two female university graduates and the first Indian woman to practice Western Medicine. In this blog, Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach explores her remarkable life, the barriers she broke, and the doors she opened for others.

Assistant curator Katie Mcnab explores the life and work of Dr Nancy Roman, an American Astronomer who was the Chief of Astronomy at NASA for 20 years and earned the exemplary nickname ‘the mother of Hubble’.

American inventor Mary Kenner spent her life inventing objects that made everyday tasks easier for people. To mark her birthday, Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores her life and work, including the invention of the sanitary belt, which played an important but overlooked role in the development of menstrual products.