About the Recipient
Invited talk session: W43.00004
Dr Patricia Fara joined the Cambridge HPS Department in 1993, and is now an Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, where she was Senior Tutor from 2006-15. She gained a BA in Physics at Oxford in 1969, and a PhD in History of Science from Imperial College London in 1993; subsequent positions included a 4-year Junior Research Fellowship at Darwin College Cambridge and a 1-year Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin. She was President of the British Society for the History of Science from 2016 to 2018; she is currently President of the Antiquarian Horological Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her Science: A Four Thousand Year History (2009) was translated into nine languages and won the BSHS Dingle Prize. Other publications include: Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton’s London Career (2021); A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in The First World War (2018); Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories of Women in Science (2005); Fatal Attraction: Magnetic Mysteries of the Enlightenment (2005); Pandora’s Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment (2004); Newton: The Making of Genius (2002); An Entertainment for Angels: Electricity in the Enlightenment (2002); Sympathetic Attractions: Magnetic Practices, Beliefs, and Symbolism in Eighteenth-century England (1996). Between 1973 and 1985, she produced about sixty audio-visual presentations on the practice and history of Computer Science, Statistics and Operations Research.