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Dr Patricia Fara: Keynote speaker, Festival of Postgraduate Research
Mon 15 May 2017, 11:00 – 12:30 BST
Dr Patricia Fara has a degree in physics from Oxford and a PhD in History of Science from London. Now based at Cambridge University, she is the Senior Tutor of Clare College and lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science Department. Her major research topics are eighteenth-century England and scientific portraits but she has published a range of academic and popular books on the history of science. Her most recent major publication is Science: A Four Thousand Year History (2009) but others include Newton: The Making of Genius (2002), Sex, Botany and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks (2003) and Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment (2004). In addition to her work for TV and radio she regularly writes reviews and articles for publications such as Nature, The Times Literary Supplement, BBC Knowledge and Endeavour.
Patricia has just finished a book (to be published early 2018) on women and science during WW1. She will talk about this and relate it to the current difficulties experienced by female scientists (leaky pipelines etc)