Superwomen of Science Minerva Scientifica
The Book Club in Shoreditch is hosting the
Follow link to book your free ticket
of this splendidly eclectic one woman show,
highlighting outstanding achievements by female scientists,
before it heads to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
with music ancient
George Frideric Handel, Hildegard von Bingen
Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Kate Whitley, Lynne Plowman, Karen Wimhurst
Shirley J Thompson and Frances M Lynch
– a collage of cutting edge contemporary music for solo acapella voice juxtaposed with ancient music and the recorded voices of scientists, historians, composers and members of the public relating topical tales of women scientists. The performance takes the audience on a scientific journey with smatterings of wit and humour and lashings of gorgeous music.
Frances sings spectacular stories of women whose pioneering work has transformed all our lives.
Hildegard von Bingen (109 –1179) – healer, poet, astronomer, composer…..
Mary Somerville (1780-1872) – Mathematician and cosmologist
Caroline Herschel( 1750-1848) -Singer of Handel, discoverer of comets
Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) – daughter of Byron, first computer programmer
Jocelyn Bell-Burnell (born 1943) – should have won the Nobel Prize for pulsars work
Anne McLaren(1927-2007) –whose work led to the birth of the first test tube baby
Eva Crane(1912 – 2007) – produced the first world history of beekeeping
Williamina Fleming(1857 – 1911 ) – maid turned astronomer
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