The MRC LMS have created their latest illustrated book; Pioneers of Progress. This book tells the tales of eight women whose contributions to scientific discovery had huge impacts on the world we live in. Their work and the scientific legacies have often gone unrecognised. These women are pioneers in the truest sense of the word, not only because of their scientific breakthroughs, but because they were advocates for female education and forerunners of women’s suffrage.
In this book, we tell the stories of Mary Anning, Ada Lovelace, Lydia Becker, Harriette Chick, Mary Lyon, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Mary Barber and Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin.
Take a look at the Pioneers of Progress book and find out more about each of these inspiring women.
Thanks to Kirstin von Glasow for research and storyboards, and Elina Ellis and Lindsay McBirnie for illustrations.