A List of Women Scientists

ArberToday, 14 October, has been declared Ada Lovelace Day, ‘an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths’, named after Lord Byron‘s daughter, later countess of Lovelace, and a renowned mathematician. We have not yet reissued anything by her, though we are hoping soon to be able to do her translation (and enlargement) of Luigi Menabrea’s Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage, and we have of course produced several works by Babbage himself, who was a lifelong collaborator with this remarkable woman.

Instead, here are some of the scientific women we do publish, with links either to their works or to further information about them.

Agnes Arber: botanist

Hertha Ayrton: electrical engineer

Margaret Bryan: teacher of astronomy

Sophie Germain: mathematician

Caroline Herschel: astronomer

Maria Elizabetha Jacson: botanist

Mary Kingsley: explorer and anthropologist

Jane Marcet: teacher of science

Flora Murray: pioneering army surgeon

Marianne North: botanical artist and traveller

Mary Somerville: scientist and science writer

Catherine Traill: botanist

And below are a couple of pictures of Ada – NOT the stereotype of a mathematician!













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