In this month’s episode we’re highlighting the achievements of women in science – hearing from Professor Margaret Brown on mathematics education and from Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on the teenage brain. Volunteers from our Wikipedia-edit-a-thon will be telling us about their experiences and we’ll also get a historical perspective on women and The Royal Society from Dr Claire Jones. Also this month, two of our books prizes were awarded, so we’ll also hear from Sean Carroll, winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books and some of the young judges of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize.
00:39 Professor Margaret Brown discusses mathematics education, after receiving the Kavli Education Medal.
04:45 Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on her research into the teenage brain and her recent receipt of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture.
12:51 Interviews with volunteers at the recent Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon.
16:55 Extracts from Dr Claire Jones’s public history of science lecture: Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900.
27:33 Students from Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls judges talk about judging the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2013.
29:22 Why Science? – Sarah-Jayne Blakemore