Danielle George

Since their inception in 1825, the Christmas Lectures have been presented by the Royal Institution of Great Britain in an effort to introduce a young audience to subjects through spectacular demonstrations. In the 189 years of this lecture series only a handful of women have been asked to present, with the sixth of these being Dr. Danielle George whose lecture on how to hack your home was given in 2014.

Ada Lovelace

Today we’re celebrating Ada Lovelace Day by introducing you to the Countess of Lovelace and the woman who may have been the first computer programmer.

Angela Brodie

A fourth generation scientist, Dr. Angela Brodie was the first to develop an aromatase inhibitor for use in breast cancer treatment.

Molly Stevens

As a professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Molly Stevens is also the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College.

Anna Atkins

In 1843, photographer and botanist Anna Atkins became the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographs.

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was a naturalist who completed her own amateur mycology research before becoming a bestselling children’s book author.

Joanna Haigh

Since 2014 Dr. Joanna Haigh has been the co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College.

Mary Cartwright

Mary Cartwright was one of only five women studying mathematics at Oxford after World War I, and she went on to help found chaos theory.

Helen Sharman

On May 18th, 25 years ago, Helen Sharman became the first Briton in space when she traveled to the MIR space station.

Florence Nightingale

You might think you know the story of Florence Nightingale as a pioneer in the nursing profession, but did you know she was also a brilliant statistician?

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Today, meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the woman who changed our view of the universe when the first recipient of the Annie J Cannon Award in Astronomy.

Anne McLaren

Through her work in developmental biology, Anne McLaren helped develop the methods that would allow human in vitro fertilization.

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