Have you heard about the film Hidden Figures? It's a film about three African American women who worked as scientists for NASA on Project Mercury and Apollo 11, and it's creating quite the buzz both in #histsci #histSTM circles and beyond. In short, this isn't the average History of Science film. Based on the true story detailed in the book by [...]
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BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara writes: Dear Colleagues This newsletter is being mailed out to coincide with a new and exciting venture that we were asked to keep secret until now… On November 17, New Scientist is celebrating its 60th birthday with a special feature on key inventions introduced since its foundation in 1956. These [...]
BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara writes: Dear Colleagues For the last fortnight, I have had the great honour to be the President of the BSHS. When Greg Radick invited me to consider this position, I was delighted, flattered – and also deeply apprehensive about my ability even to approach the extraordinarily high standard he has [...]