medicine STEM

Hilda Leyel

Hilda Leyel (also known as Mrs C F Leyel) was an expert on herbalism and founded the Society of Herbalists (now known as the Herb Society) Leyel developed a love of herbs and flowers at a young age, and after completing her education at Uppingham School went on to study medicine. She developed an interest in herbalism, studying …

literature

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a prolific American poet who has been posthumously celebrated for her unusual use of form and syntax. Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her father wanted all of his children to be well-educated and Dickinson attended primary school in Amherst before continuing on to Amherst Academy which had recently opened …

artists STEM women in the arts

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist. She wrote and illustrated more than 20 children’s books featuring the animals Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Benjamin Bunny. Potter was born in 1866 in London. Her father Rupert had trained as a lawyer but devoted himself to art and photography, her mother Helen …