22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Science and the Patriarchy

You may think science is perfectly objective, but in the study of people, it’s easy for bias and prejudice to creep in. For centuries, scientists have told us that women are biologically inferior to men, that they are intellectually less capable, sexually more chaste, and naturally designed to be homemakers and caregivers. But can we trust these theories? Science journalist Angela Saini, author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story, has investigated the science behind the stereotypes and asks whether we need a radical overhaul of the way researchers think about women.

This talk is hosted by Angela Saini

Days

Saturday 2017