Fantastic Women

Here we talk about all the fantastic women in science and history who did exceptional work but many of whom were ignored.

Blue Plaque, August 2020 Saying Noor Inayat Khan 1914 to 1944 SOE Agent codename Madeleine stayed here

Podcast Episode 94 l Noor Inayat Khan

This episode is on Noor Inayat Khan, an SOE agent with codename Madeleine sent to France in 1943 as a wireless operator to help the French resistance during World War II. Her job was to support the Fr...

Hon. Assistant Section Officer Noor Inayat Khan (code name Madeleine), George Cross, MiD, Croix de Guerre avec Etoile de Vermeil. Noor Inayat Khan served as a wireless operator with F Section, Special Operations Executive. Black and white image, with Noor smiling, facing the camera, in her unifrom.

Noor Inayat Khan – A British Spy – Fantastic Women Series

The first female wireless operator to be sent from the UK into occupied France to help the French Resistance during World War II.

Top image: Emily Warren Roebling, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, 1953, from a photograph taken between 1860 and 1880. Library of Congress. Bottom image: Portrait of Emily Warren Roebling by Carolus-Duran, Brooklyn Museum. Text in the middle says: Emily Warren Roebling (September 23, 1843 – February 28, 1903) was an engineer known for her contributions over a period of more than 10 years to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband Washington Roebling developed caisson disease (a.k.a. decompression disease) and became bedridden. She served as a liaison and supervisor of construction through communicating between her husband and on-site personnel. Her husband was the chief engineer during construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which had been designed by his late father, John A. Roebling. A brilliant engineer herself, Emily was the final builder and the one who finished it.
Image created by Craiyon of a Queen sitting on a horse

Podcast Episode 88 l Mercian Queen Cynethryth

This Fantastic Women Series podcast is about Cynethryth, who was Queen of Mercia and exerted power and influence along with her husband King Offa.

Craiyon generated image of a women who seems like a queen, wearing a crown sitting on a purple throne

Fantastic Women Series l Cynethryth: Queen of Mercia

This Fantastic Women Series post is about Cynethryth, who was Queen of Mercia and exerted power and influence along with her husband King Offa.

Franklin at work, 1955. She is bent over and looking through a microscope in this black and white image.

Podcast Episode 82 l Rosalind Franklin

Podcast Episode 82 is on Rosalind Franklin a British chemist and X-ray crystallographer, whose work was central to understanding the structure of DNA.

Black and white photo of Rosalind Franklin. She is wearing a pearl necklage and looking sideways at the camera with a slight smile. Her chin is on the fingers of her hand.

Fantastic Women Series l Rosalind Franklin l DNA Pioneer

This Fantastic Women Series blogpost is on Rosalind Franklin, DNA Pioneer, who, with Raymond Gosling took the famous double helix Photo 51.

Kubaba relief in the form of a goddess - Basalt - Carchemish - Late Hittite period (8th century B.C.) - From the collection of The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations - photographed at The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum during a temporary exhibition

Podcast Episode 80 l Queen Kubaba of Mesopotamia

Queen Kubaba was was a legendary Mesopotamian queen according to the Sumerian King List, who ruled over the Kingdom of Kish. Legend has it that her rule lasted over 100 years before the rise of the dy...

Relief of the goddess Kubaba, holding a pomegranate in her right hand; orthostat relief from Herald’s wall, Carchemish; 850-750 BC; Late Hittite style under Aramaean influence. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey. Photo: Commons

Queen Kubaba, Ruler of Ancient Mesopotamia l Fantastic Women Series

Queen Kubaba was was a legendary Mesopotamian queen according to the Sumerian King List, who ruled over the Kingdom of Kish. Legend has it that her rule lasted over 100 years.

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