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Leading UCL researchers celebrate women's contribution to science

10 March 2011


Dustjacket of 'Suffrage Science' guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2011/mar/09/scientific-breakthroughs-by-women#/?picture=372450138&index=7" target="_self">Coverage in the Guardian

Eminent female UCL researchers have featured in Suffrage Science: a collection of interviews and stories about the significant contributions that women have made to science over the past 100 years.

The volume, published on the centenary of the first International Women's Day (8 March), includes interviews with:

  • Vivienne Parry, Vice-chair of UCL Council, on sex and success in science
  • Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) about love and social cognition
  • Professor Mary Collins (UCL Infection & Immunity), Dean of UCL Life Sciences, on women pioneers in cancer and HIV biology.

It also features prominently Professor Uta Frith (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), whose seminal work on autism provided inspiration for Professor Blakemore's scientific ambitions, and Professor Kathleen Lonsdale, UCL Chemistry (1947-1971), chemist and crystallographer.

Suffrage Science was published by the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London.

Follow the link above to read the publication online.

UCL context

The Athena SWAN Charter scheme recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research. It aims to assist the recruitment, retention and progression of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) and to promote good practice. Find out more on UCL's Gender Equalities page.

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