Speaker: Patricia Fara

Patricia Fara

Prof. Patricia Fara is a historian of science, she lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Cambridge. She is currently a Fellow of Clare College where she is the Director of Studies in the History and Philosophy and Science. She is also President of the British Society for the History of Science as well as President of the Antiquarian Horological Society.

Prof. Patricia Fara has a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in History of Science from London.  Her major research topics include the role of portraiture and art in the history of science, science in the 18th century in England, and the role of women in science. She has written and co-authored a range of academic and popular books on the history of science, being her more recent one A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War (2017). Following her commitment to science communication, Prof. Patricia Fara has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s science and history discussion series, In Our time.