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.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics, Dr. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was a leader in the field of molecular biology and a pioneer in the field of protein crystallography.

Elsie Widdowson

Dr. Elsie Widdowson was an early pioneer in nutritional science, and helped the British government study the effects of rationing during World War II.

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.

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.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Discovering pulsars, a type of neutron star, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, changed the way we understood the death of massive stars. That instead of the supernova explosion scattering all of a dying star’s material into the universe there is a very small core of very dense material left over that gives off regular radio pulses.

Joanna Haigh

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

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Male students petitioned to have Elizabeth Garrett removed from their school, but she still went on to become Britain’s first female physician.

Helen Sharman

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

Charlotte Auerbach

With her studies of the effects of mustard gas, Dr. Charlotte Auerbach helped create the science of mutagenesis.

Charlotte Angas Scott

Dr. Charlotte Angas Scott spent her lifetime challenging the status quo in regards to women in mathematics and was able to help pave the way for many female mathematicians.

Alice Bows-Larkin

As a climate researcher, Dr. Alice Bows-Larkin is connecting her academic research to policies in various areas to help deal with a changing planet.

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