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Patricia Fara

Dante and the early astronomers, 1913

The pursuit of astronomical study led a Victorian woman from Surrey to the Indian foothills.

The legacy of Marie Skłodowska Curie, the world's most famous female physicist, is assured, but in her lifetime she was a controversial figure.

Lathe workers cut steel in Sheffield for Cammell Laird shipbuilders, a postcard illustration, c.1916.

The Great War provided unprecedented opportunities for scientists, especially women.

Patricia Fara charts the rise in popularity of the history of science.

Patricia Fara explores the scientific education of Mary Shelley and how a work of early science fiction inspired her best-known novel Frankenstein.

18th century portrait of Elizabeth Tollet

Patricia Fara recounts the moving story of a gifted contemporary of Isaac Newton who came to symbolise the frustrations of generations of female scientists denied the chance to fulfil their talents.

Einstein in New York, 1921, his first visit to the United States

Patricia Fara marks two significant Einstein anniversaries and points out some contradictions in the reputation of this great scientific hero.

Patricia Fara calls for a more inclusive, and realistic, history of Science.

Patricia Fara investigates how the many paintings, prints and cartoons of Joseph Banks, botanist, explorer and scientific administrator, influenced public attitudes to science in the early 19th century.

A cabinet of curiosities or a medium for enlightening the general public? Patricia Fara looks at how debate over democratising scientific knowledge crystalised in the development of the newly-formed British Museum.