Monday, May 12, 2014

Dorothy Hodgkin Day On Google Doodle

This is an interesting story about her 1964 Nobel Prize and how it was written up in the UK:

Hodgkin remains the only British woman to have ever won one of the Science Nobels, which she was awarded in 1964, but the British press were unable to forget her gender. The Daily Mail reported at the time: "Oxford housewife wins Nobel", while the Telegraph wrote: "British woman wins Nobel Prize – £18,750 prize to mother of three."

A salutary reminder of the fact that progress does happen and that things have gotten better over time when it comes to such reporting.