Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale (1903-1971)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5424]

Creator: Livingstone, F. C

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1968

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-5424

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Summary

Irish-born chemist Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale (1903-1971) was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1956 for her work in x-ray crystallography; in 1968, she became the first woman elected as President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). The caption to this photograph taken by F.C. Livingstone said that "Dame Lonsdale was the wee grandmother who is the new president of the BAAS.

Subject

  • Lonsdale, Kathleen Dame 1903-1971
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-5424

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1968

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Topic

  • Chemistry
  • Women scientists

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5424]