Women Scientists: past, present & future

The play “Científicas: pasado, presente y futuro” (“Women scientists: past, present and future”) was premiered in march 2016 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática at the University of Seville. Five lecturers and researchers – Isabel Fernández, María del Carmen Romero, Adela Muñoz, Clara Grima and María José Jiménez – performed the roles of Hypatia of Alexandria, Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin and Hedy Lamarr, respectively.

The idea had first been floated a few months before. Francisco Vega, a laboratory technician at the university, thought it would be good if his daughter and other girls had female role models in the world of science, so they wouldn’t feel that science was not for them just because they were girls, and he also wanted his son and other boys to learn about women in science. After all, scientific progress is achieved by all sorts of people, regardless of gender, age, race or nationality…

Although our play is in Spanish, we have a wonderful comic in english (adapted for screen readers es in collaboration with fundación ONCE). as well as other activities that you can download below. We hope you enjoy all of them… and learn a lot as well!

Comic illustrated by  Raquel Gu and translated from Spanish by Tim Gutteridge.


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