Wednesday, 20 February 2013


I'm re-blogging this from Feminist Philosophers, as I was somewhat ashamed at not knowing the name Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. I was similarly shamed by my seven year old daughter a couple of weeks ago when, at bedtime, she asked me to name ten women who had discovered or invented something. I think I did somewhat better than she expected, rolling off Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace and Rosalind Franklin quite quickly (atlhough I didn't get Franklin's name quite right either), but it was painful not being able to do it and even more disheartening that at the tender age of seven she expected me to fail. So, dad will be endeavouring to do a better job of this in the future.

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