Georgina Ferry facilitated the Women's Issues 2012 Spring Session
[Jan 23, 2013 01:06 PM]
Georgina Ferry facilitated the 2012 Spring session of Women's Issues. Dr. Ferry is a science writer who established herself first through writing in New Scientist magazine and broadcasting on BBC Radio, and more recently through her authorship of popular science books. Since August 2000 she has been editor of Oxford Today, the alumni magazine of Oxford University. Her book Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life (Granta, 1998), is the first biography of Britain's only female Nobel-prizewinning scientist. In February 2002 The Common Thread: A Story of Science, Politics, Ethics and the Human Genome, which she co-authored with Sir John Sulston, was published in the UK by Bantam Press. A Computer Called Leo, her account of the world's first business computer completed half a century ago by J. Lyons & Co, was published by Fourth Estate in April 2003. Her biography of Max Perutz, Nobel prizewinner and founder of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge is a best seller. She continues to broadcast occasionally in the science slot on Radio 4. Georgina was born in Hong Kong in 1955. She is a graduate of Oxford University, where she studied psychology and physiology from 1973-76. She has lived in Oxford since 1981 with her husband and two sons.
©2010 Oxford Round Table. All Rights Reserved