The Royal Society's lost women scientists - A study of the Royal Society's archives reveals that women played a far more important role in the development and dissemination of science than had previously been thought
Royal Society celebrates great women in science – in pictures
Royal Society celebrates great women in science – in pictures. Specially commissioned portrait sketches of female scientists are the centrepiece of a new exhibition, Scientists, which opens on Monday at the Royal Society in London
Dorothy Leib Harrison Wood Eustis (30 May 1886 – 8 September 1946) was an American dog breeder and philanthropist, who founded The Seeing Eye, the first guide-dog school for the blind in the United States.
Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863-1940) physician, hygienist and a women's health advocate who disapproved of Victorian stereotypes about the physical incapacities of women. Her work on women's sexuality stood in high contrast to the existing literature and once again, because she was a women, her work was largely dismissed. Her most famous work, published posthumously, surveyed women's sexual habits and the use of cervical caps and male sheaths. These were groundbreaking concepts for its time.
Do you know Mary Somerville, from Scotland? She was one of the first two women to be elected to the Royal Astronomical Society. Navigate through the “History of European women in science” and go back to 1835
Hertha Ayrton studied mathematics at the Cambridge Uni but was not eligible for a degree because of her gender. In 1885 she married physicist William Ayrton & assisted in his experiments on electricity. Her own work on arc lamps was used to improve aircraft searchlights in both world wars. She was the first woman to join the British Institute of Electrical Engineers. She was also the first woman to read a paper in person to the Royal Society, but was refused a fellowship because she was…