About the Session 

This set of activities focusses on women in STEM, using objects from the Whipple Museum to explore:

Caroline Herschel and Maggie Aderin-Pocock (astronomy)

Hertha Ayrton (engineering)

Ida Freund (chemistry)

Marjory Stevenson (microbiology)

Rosalind Franklin and Deborah Ruffunduo (microscopy)

Duration: Can be booked as: 

A 60-minute outreach session (online or in person) with ideas for activities to complete in class


A 90-minute session in the museum- please note that our maximum group size is 45 due to the small size of the museum. You can find our group leader notes for taught sessions here

Available: Thursdays and Fridays (museum sessions 10-11.30 or 1-2.30, outreach sessions negotiable) subject to availability. 

How to Book 

Contact Alison Giles, Learning coordinator, on are26@cam.ac.uk to book a session. 

Find out more about the Whipple Museum on our website.


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