History of women in science – in pictures

March 2015

To celebrate the International’s Women’s Day, The Guardian newspaper peeked inside the first university to accept female students. Bedford College – now known as Royal Holloway, University of London – was founded in 1849 and attracted notable alumni, including Sarah Parker Remond, the first black woman to lecture across Britain on slavery, and novelist George Eliot. The college’s labs were used by students to dissect crabs, explore botany – and find out why weak hearts fail. Click on the newspaper website and check all photos.

The Guardian

Bedford College student dissecting a crab, 1914.
Photograph: Archives, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Read in HCS-Manguinhos:

Leite, Ana Cristina da Nóbrega Marinho Torres and Paes, Neir Antunes. Women’s rights in Brazil: focus on maternal healthHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Set 2009, vol.16, no.3, p.705-714

Freire, Maria Martha de Luna. Being a mother is a science’: women, physicians, and the construction of scientific maternity in the 1920sHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, 2008, vol.15, p.153-171. ISSN 0104-5970

Junghans, Miriam. Emília Snethlage (1868-1929)a german naturalist in the AmazonHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, 2008, vol.15, p.243-255. ISSN 0104-5970

Azevedo, Nara, Cortes, Bianca Antunes and Sá, Magali Romero. A road to science: the trajectory of the botanist Leda DauHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, 2008, vol.15, p.209-229. ISSN 0104-5970


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