Reporter 446, 7 February 2000

Old science discussed

The ‘advantages and disadvantages of educating women to science’ will be included in a conference discussing the portrayal of science in Victorian magazines, held at the University this spring.

The meeting is hosted by the science in nineteenth-century periodicals project - jointly directed by the philosophy department’s Geoffrey Cantor and Sally Shuttleworth at Sheffield University.

Speakers from around the globe will also debate how the radical theories of Charles Darwin were represented by Victorian science journalists and how science was viewed by many as entertainment. For more information contact Dr Jonathan Topham on ext 3383 (email or see

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