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Ahead of its time: Doctor Who’s 56 inspiring female scientists

Thee issue of gender equity in science has received a lot of attention recently. Governments are throwing money at it, scientists are speaking up about it and news agencies are reporting on it.

Researchers interested in fictional scientists are also concerned about gender inequality in cinema and television, and its role-modelling impact on aspiring scientists. But things are changing there too.

Our research into scientists and gender in Doctor Who over the past 50 years shows there are many reasons to celebrate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although TV shows are an area we normally don't cover on this blog, if you have never seen this marvelous BBC sci-fi romp, I commend it to you heartily.

I am a true, died-in-the-wool "Whovian" who first encountered the show in the early 80s on public television in Los Angeles.

The quality of the writing is fascinating, and the way the character of the Doctor is written, and performed, through the decades, has been nothing short of amazing.

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