Deeds Not Words Festival: A Lab of One's Own


Deeds Not Words Festival: A Lab of One's Own

Wed 2nd May, 2018 - 5pm to 6:30pm @ Loughborough University Design School

This public talk is part of a the "Deeds Not Word Festival", a series of events that celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Assent to the Representation of the People Act, 6th February 1918. The Act abolished all property qualifications for men and gave the vote to women over 30 who met certain property qualifications, although the UK had to wait until 1928 for full universal suffrage.

Professor Patricia Fara is a historian of science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Clare College. She is also the Director of Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and the President of the British Society for the History of Science.

She has published widely, and her prize-winning book 'Science: A Four Thousand Year History' (OUP, 2009) has been translated into nine languages.

She will be speaking about "A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in WW I" (OUP, 2018).

Professor Fara's public talk will focus on the pivotal - but largely untold - roles of women scientists during WW1, how their work contributed to the war outcome and the Suffrage movement. And of course, what happened to them after the war was over.

This event takes place in Room 017 of the Design School, Loughborough University


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