Cambridge Literary Festival: Patricia Fara - A Lab of One's Own

Friday 13 April 2018
Palmerston Room - St John's College
Extraordinary female scientists, doctors and engineers worked on the front line of technological and scientific progress during WW1 and tasted independence for the first time

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 – but then the men returned from war to reclaim their jobs and re-establish conventional hierarchies. To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage, Patricia Fara examines how these women paved the way for today’s female scientists but also how inherited prejudices continue to limit women’s scientific opportunities. 

With thanks to Baillie Gifford

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60 minutes