A remarkable woman, Dorothy Hodgkin reached the top her field at a time when women were rarities in science and she remains the only British woman to have won a science Nobel prize, awarded for her work in revealing the hidden structure of important biological molecules such as penicillin and insulin.
Dorothy Hodgkin 1910-1994 She establish that penicillin consisted of a ring of three carbons and a nitrogen. Determine the structure of the antibiotic cephalosporin C. Became the first scientist in Britain to use a computer to analyze the molecular structure of complex chemicals and this enabled her to produce 3D models. Vitamin B12, more complex than penicillin, took eight years to determine its structure also researched the structure of insulin. Won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
Michael J Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's aged 29, at the height of his Hollywood fame. Rather than dwelling on this he talks with passion and optimism about his life and the journey he has undertaken in coming to terms with his illness.
The most prominent figurehead of the women's suffrage movement that fought for the right to vote, Emmeline Pankhurst has become one of the most popular heroines of the 20th century. Here Bartley examines the guiding principles that underpinned her achievements and places them within a wider social and political context.