This year’s lecture, Invisible women? The Scientists people don’t see
was given by Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist at the Wellcome Library. Dr Hall’s lecture is now available online
and discusses the different roles played by women throughout the history of science and how many of their achievements have not recieved due credit.
The lecture draws on material from archive collections held in the Wellcome Library, such as those of the epidemiologist Alice Stewart
, birth control pioneer Marie Stopes
and nutritionists Dame Harriette Chick
and Elsie Widdowson
and also gives an indication of the thrill of discovery which often accompanies the cataloguing of personal papers.
Image: Dame Harriette Chick (from SA/LIS/R.18)