WE were delighted to welcome Dr Patricia Fara into school on March 6th for this year’s Osmond Lecture.

Hundreds of students, staff members, families, Old Eleans and friends of King’s Ely came together in Ely Cathedral to hear Dr Fara speak about: ‘Science past and present: does gender matter?’

The Osmond Lecture is an annual event established and endowed by the Old Eleans’ Club to commemorate the career of Leonard Osmond, who was a Science Teacher at King’s Ely from 1930 to 1972.

Dr Fara, pictured here with our Head of Science, Ned Kittoe, is a Historian of Science at the University of Cambridge. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford and did her PhD at the University of London. Dr Fara is a former Fellow of Darwin College and is an Emeritus Fellow of Clare College.

Dr Fara was also a College Teaching Officer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. From 2016-18, Dr Fara was President of the British Society for the History of Science. In 2016, she became President of the Antiquarian Horological Society. Dr Fara is also the author of numerous popular books on the history of science and has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Science and History discussion series, In Our Time.

Thank you so much for coming Dr Fara – it was the perfect way to kick-start our Science Week celebrations, which are involving some of our youngest pupils in King’s Ely Acremont right the way to students in the Sixth Form!

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