Fantastic Women

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

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On This Day: July 25, 1984 – Svetlana Savitskaya first woman to perform a spacewalk

On July 25, 1984, former Russian aviator and cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya become the first woman to fly to space twice and the first to perform a spacewalk. She was also the second woman in space aft...

Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green The women behind the Oxford Covid19 vaccine. 360 on History

Podcast Episode 36 l Profile – The Women Behind the Vaccine

Podcast episode on profile of The Women Behind the Vaccine designed to eliminate Covid19 pandemic, Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green

Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green The women behind the Oxford Covid19 vaccine. 360 on History

Profile – The Women Behind the Vaccine l Video

Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green co-created the Oxford Covid19 vaccine in record time. Here is a profile of the two women.

Valentina Tereshkova, First Woman in Space in her uniform 1969

Valentina Tereshkova – First Woman in Space

On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to have flown in space on a solo mission on the Vostok 6. She orbited the Earth 48 times spent almost 3 days in space &am...

Statue of Grace O Malley in Westport House by Bastun Wikimedia

Grace O’Malley: Pirate Queen l Blog Post l Fantastic Women Series

Meet Grace O'Malley the Pirate Queen of Ireland. She may be forgotton by history but is remembered in Irish songs and folktales.

Mary Wollstonecraft painting by John Opie 1797

Video Fantastic Women Series – Mary Wollstonecraft

We have all heard of Frankenstein, a novel that can be considered the first true science fiction story, written by Mary Shelley in 1818. But perhaps not many of us will know of Mary Shelley’s mother M...

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Fantastic Women Series – Mary Anning, the original fossil hunter

Mary Anning was the original fossil hunter, fossil dealer and most importantly palaeontologist, who became famous for her important finds from Lyme Regis.

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Fantastic Women Series – Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin was an astronomer, who literally discovered what the universe is made of. She was one of the Harvard Computers.

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