Fort Greene store:
Wednesday April 25, 7:30 PM
Patricia Fara presents A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War
In conversation with Clara Moskowitz
Patricia Fara, author of Science: A Four Thousand Year History and professor at Cambridge University, presents her latest book on the forgotten suffragists of World War I who bravely changed women's roles in the war and paved the way for today's female scientists. In A Lab of One’s Own, Fara reveals the untold stories of the many extraordinary but forgotten female scientists, doctors, and engineers in World War One Britain and the taste of independence, freedom and excitement they experienced during the war years. Fara examines how the bravery of these pioneers, temporarily allowed into a closed world before the door slammed shut again, paved the way for women in science today. Fara presents her work in conversation with Clara Moskowitz, editor of Scientific American Magazine, followed by a signing and Q&A.