Hertha Ayrton: ‘An advocate for interdisciplinarity’

Hertha Ayrton (1854–1923) was a woman of formidable intellect and skill – and many labels. She was scientist, inventor, mathematician, engineer and suffragette, and her achievements touched the lives of many.

Here, science writer Anita Chandran and historian Elizabeth Bruton, from University College Dublin, talk about Ayrton’s remarkable life, highlighting her considerable contributions to science and society. To read more about Ayrton, check out Chandran’s feature, “Hertha Ayrton: pioneering inventor and suffragette“.

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