Talks & events


    • Thursday 18 March 2021, From diamonds to DNA, Todmorden U3A, 1.45 pm (probably via Zoom).


    • Monday 24 February 2020, No lone heroes: is there a place for life stories in the history of science? Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Seminar, Oxford University, Faculty of History, George St, Oxford, 4.00 pm.
    • Tuesday 21 January 2020, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, South Oxford WI, South Oxford Community Centre, 8 pm.
    • Thursday 31 October 2019, The why and how of (scientific) biography, Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, 5.30 pm.
    • Friday 30 August 2019, Of tea, cakes and computers: LEO the Lyons Electronic Office. Wuthering Bytes Festival, Hebden Bridge.
    • Thursday 23 May 2019, Keynote speech, Max Perutz Day, Max F Perutz Laboratories, Vienna.
    • Wednesday 30 January 2019 Ada Lovelace’s letters, Shipston & District Literary Society at the White Bear, Shipston-on-Stour.
    • Monday 28 January 2019 Panellist, Lise Meitner symposium, Churchill College Cambridge.
    • Thursday 12 April 2018, Dorothy Hodgkin, Ebrington WI, Ebrington Village Hall, GL55 6NB 7 pm.
    • Friday 23 March 2018, ‘A better world is possible’, conversation with Lord Sainsbury for the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, Bodleian Library Divinity School, 4.00 pm
    • Thursday 15 March 2018, ‘Diamonds to DNA: the women who revealed the hidden structures of nature’, lecture for the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Royal Northern College of Music, 7.00 pm.
    • Monday 11 December 2017 Showing of Hidden Glory with Q & A for the Oxford Medical Lecture Club
    • Tuesday 10 October 2017 Showing of Hidden Glory with Q & A for Wellesbourne U3 A, 2 pm.
    • Saturday 25 March 2017 ‘Dorothy Hodgkin: choices and chances on the way to a Nobel prize’, contribution to a celebration of the lives of Rosalind Franklin and Dorothy Hodgkin at Newnham College, Cambridge.
    • Thursday 9 March 2017 Crystals, careers and penicillin: talk and round table discussion at the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford.
    • Monday 27 February 2017 Talk on Dorothy Hodgkin for OxFest.
    • Tuesday 25 October 2016 Filmed showing of Hidden Glory with Q&A for Shipston on Stour U3A at Townsend Hall, Shipston on Stour.
    • Tuesday 21 June 2016 ‘Broadcasting the letters of Dorothy Hodgkin and Ada Lovelace’, contribution to panel discussion as part of one-day conference Speaking in Absence, Bodleian Library and Wolfson College, Oxford.
    • 8 December 2015 ‘If my wave can follow and touch yours…’: Broadcasting the letters of Ada Lovelace, contribution to Texts and Contexts: The cultural legacies of Ada Lovelace, workshop at the Bodleian Library.
    • Wednesday 19 November 2014,  ‘Choices and Chances: Dorothy Hodgkin’s route to the Nobel Prize’, talk to the Oxford University Scientific Society.
    • Tuesday 2 December 2014,  ‘Taming the Elements: Dorothy Hodgkin, Patterns and the Nobel Prize’, talk at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
    • Wednesday 29 October 2014,  filmed showing of Hidden Glory with Q&A as part of Somerville College’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dorothy Hodgkin’s Nobel Prize
    • Tuesday 21 October 2014,  ‘From Code-breaking to Cakemaking’, talk on the LEO computer at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.
    • Saturday 20 September 2014, filmed showing of Hidden Glory with Q&A as part of the Oxford Alumni Weekend, Mathematics Institute, Oxford.