When widespread vaccination was introduced there were objections – some justified, some not.
A search for the first doctor.
Cures and treatments have always offered potential riches to their inventors. But how was one supposed to know what worked and what didn’t?
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.
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.
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.
Patricia Fara marks two significant Einstein anniversaries and points out some contradictions in the reputation of this great scientific hero.