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Athene Donald

Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science

Hay Festival 2023, 

Women are no longer barred from laboratories and unable to take science degrees, but the number of women studying physics and engineering remains small. Athene Donald, a distinguished physicist, explores why girls are discouraged from doing science and what barriers women face in the world of modern research. Using her own experience and those of other top women scientists, she argues that women must take their proper place as equals in the lab and in the committees where top-level decisions are made.

Athene Donald