This blog is currently on hiatus owing to work commitments. Whilst I still keep an eye on the goings on at RiAus, and contribute to the work of the good folks at eLife, little will be added to this blog for the foreseeable future. Simon Says remains open for business, albeit at a reduced capacity. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope the archive of content found here will prove to be of interest.
Monday, 1 July 2013
Monday Nostalgia: Women in Science, know your limits (c. 1971)
The school is now long defunct, and I had never heard of it - so I went online. What I found was a job advert for the school, written in a style long since abandoned. If you are female, thermodynamics was not a world open to you in 1971, since the advert refers only to the candidate throughout as 'he'. While gender bias in science remains an issue, we can at least be proud that it is moving in the right direction, and has come a long way since 1971. Also present on the page were adverts for the University of Zambia, and a media production role at the Loughborough University, seemingly a pioneer of science outreach.