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'My Sister Rosalind Franklin', with Jenifer Glynn, Author

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Lucy Cavendish College and Cambridge AWiSE are delighted to welcome writer and historian Jenifer Glynn to speak about her new book, My Sister Rosalind Franklin.

Roalind Franklin, a British biophysicist and x-ray crystallographer made an important contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA and led pioneering work into viral structure.

Jenifer Glynn’s book has received great reviews so far, with New Scientist describing how ‘it is the lively, atmospheric, personal details, uniquely known to Franklin’s family, that make this book … substantial’. In this unique family memoir, Jenifer paints a picture of Rosalind’s life, education and influences, exploring not only her work on DNA , but also drawing out her work on coals, carbon, and viruses. The book includes quotes from many of Franklin’s letters to her family and is illustrated with a number of family photographs.

This talk is one of a programme of free events run by Lucy Cavendish College which are open to the public. However, places are limited so we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. Please book your place by emailing

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