OurShelves: Hope with Dr Edith Widder
How can we find light in the dark?
Oceanographer, marine biologist and author of Below the Edge of Darkness, Edie Widder’s life has been as fascinating as the animals she studies, and she speaks with irresistible wonderment about watching them communicate with bioluminescence in the depths of the sea. Join her conversation with Lucy Scholes on squirting squids, being the only woman on the ship and overcoming sexism in science with the example of her extraordinary mother.
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On the nightstand – books that are currently on your bedside table
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey by Jonathan Meiburg
On your mind – a recent article, podcast, film, series or song
Picture a Scientist documentary directed by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney (on Netflix)
On the shelf – one book that made you think about feminism in a new way
The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
On the pedestal – tell us about one person (woman or non-binary) you admire
My mother, a Canadian farm girl born in 1909 who spent her youth traveling to school by horse and buggy and went on to get a PhD in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College.
Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.
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