In this episode of The Good Leader podcast, Dr Patricia Fara – a historian of science at Cambridge University and author of ‘A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War’ – discusses women in science, leaky pipelines, and what’s wrong with the way we write female biographies.
Dr Patricia Fara – an incredibly established and respected academic in the field of History of Science and the author of A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War – discusses her unusual leadership journey, the position of women in science throughout history, and what is wrong with the way we write female biographies.
Dr Fara was a Director of Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, the Senior Tutor at Clare College, President of the British Society for the History of Science, and currently she is an Emeritus Fellow at Clare College and President of the Antiquarian Horological Society.
She has published a range of academic and popular books on the history of science, such as Science: A Four Thousand Year History, Newton: The Making of a Genius, and most recently A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War, which we will discuss in this episode. She also regularly writes for publications such as Nature, and appears on TV and radio programmes, such as In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.
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