• Feb 22, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 14:56 mins

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. Guest: Patricia Fara, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and author of "A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War"