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8 inspirational Cambridge women to be proud of HomeNewsCambridge NewsIn The NewsInternational Women's Day: Here's a rundown of some of our favourite Cambridge women12:06, 8 MAR 2017Updated13:09, 8 MAR 2017The many faces of Cambridge's inspiring women Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailEquality campaigners across the world are joining forces to highlight the struggle for women's rights.
International Women's Day is being celebrated by a host of events and activities today (March 8).This year's theme 'Be Bold For Change', aims to encourage people to "help forge kate spade bags sale canada a better working world a more gender inclusive world".To mark this important day, we've pulled together a list of some of the inspiring Cambridge women who we are proud of.Let us know of other Cambridge heroines you think should be celebrated today.Mary Beard ClassicistAs the News wrote last year: whether it's hanging Twitter trolls out to dry, deconstructing the Duchess kate spade pink wallet sale of Cambridge's public image in the press, or speaking out on Question Time, the Cambridge classicist has never appeared to be particularly backward in coming forward.A Professor of Classics, fellow at Newnham College and Classics editor at the Time Literary Supplement, Mary Beard was once described by the Guardian as kate spade k "Britain's best known classicist."Cambridge classicist Mary Beard is a rarity majority of female academics are too scared of criticism to offer 'expert' opinion, say researchersAdmitting to being "wickedly subversive", the outspoken academic has appeared on BBC's Question Time and presented numerous history programmes for the broadcaster.Rosalind Franklin ChemistA pioneer of the study of molecular structures, Rosalind Franklin's untimely death perhaps prevented her being honoured with a Nobel Prize for her part in mapping the structure of DNA.A Cambridge graduate, Rosalind's work at King's College London, producing x ray photographs of DNA that contributed to the Double Helix. Her academic success had to be achieved in the face of misogynistic treatment by some men in the scientific community.Her career saw her produce important research on viruses.
In 1962 Francis kate spade bag collection Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded a Nobel Prize for their work on DNA. Rosalind had died of ovarian cancer in 1958. Nobel prizes are not given posthumously.