A Lab of One's Own
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 573
- Jul 21, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:46 mins
A Lab of One's Own Guest: Patricia Fara, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and author, "A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War" Women scientists in Britain saw opportunity when men left for the battlefields of WWI. They came out of home labs in their attics to operate in field hospitals on the front lines, put on lab coats in the university, and change the perception of what women can do. But, sadly, many of their stories have faded into obscurity until now. To celebrate another often-neglected female scientist, you can participate in an online celebration of Rosalind Franklin's 100th birthday, click here. Virginia Woolf Guest: Jarica Watts, Assistant Professor, English, Brigham Young University Virginia Woolf is famous for her writings about women. Think "A Room of One's Own" and "Mrs. Dalloway." But she's not famous for her tender portraits of mothers, though those can be found throughout her writing. Prof. Watts is exploring those relationships in a new book about Virginia Woolf.