Back when I was still at university (a while ago now) I got invited to a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) black tie event in London at the National Gallery as a friend of a scientist. The event was interesting but one thing that did strike me there was that there weren’t may female scientists there. They all seemed to be other the other half to a scientist.
A number of years on and it looks like the RSC is having a bit of a change around. That change appears to be starting at the top!
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), which traces its roots to 1841, has elected a woman to be its President for the first time. There seem to be a lot of firsts this year, what with the first Young Scientist of the Year also being female…. I see a trend forming!