Category Archives: Biography

Jane Whorwood, 1612-1684

Secret Agent and confidante of Charles I who played a key role in the English Civil War By John Fox Early life No portrait of Jane Whorwood has been found. She was born in 1612 to a Scots official of

Mary Somerville (1780-1872)

Mathematician, drugstore astronomer, viagra translator By Claire Jones Context It was difficult for a woman to reconcile the conflicting identities of ‘woman’ and ‘scientist’ in the nineteenth century. Theories of sexual difference of the time constructed women as less capable

Augusta Ada Lady Lovelace (1815 – 1852)

Mathematician and collaborator with Charles Babbage on the development of the forerunner to the computer. By Claire Jones Early Life There are conflicting accounts of Ada’s life—and even some mythologizing (probably due to her association with her celebrated father, the