The woman who tamed lightning

Alderman, N (2016) The woman who tamed lightning.

Item Type: Audio
Creators: Alderman, N
Abstract: Naomi Alderman tells the story of Herta Marks Ayrton. She talks to Dr Naomi Paxton, cultural historian at the University of London, about the impact of the invention of safe street lighting on women's lives at the start of the 20th century, and to Naomi Climer, the first female president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, which - unlike the Royal Society - was quick to acknowledge Hertha Marks Ayrton's achievements, about the legacy of arc lighting.
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Date: December 2016

Part of BBC Radio 4's 'Science Stories', series 4.

Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 14:57
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