Festival of Ideas May 2017

Angela Saini

Angela Saini

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong

For centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story. Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini uncovers how women are being rediscovered. She explores what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, providing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.

Speaker biography:

Angela Saini presents science programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared all over the world, including in New Scientist, the Guardian, Science, Wired, Wallpaper, Vogue, GQ and the Economist. Her first book, Geek Nation, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2011. She is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Kavli Science Journalism (2015) and the Association of British Science Writers’ award for best news story (2012). Her latest book is Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story. Follow her on Twitter @AngelaDSaini