The Female Voice of Science : a collaboration

January 10, 2018 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

SET YOUR ALARM for January 18th at 11.30am – and join us live at
  The Female Voice of Science: a collaboration
online at
For the launch of this new website sporting fabulous facts, music and science from the female scientists and composers, past and present, featured in our Minerva Scientifica projects since 2013.

“How Life is Lived in the Animal’s World”
by Frances M Lynch, including extracts from traditional songs with words by Robert Burns and Lady Carolina Nairne, and the music of Marie Dare and Liza Honeyman performed by electric voice theatre (including BBC Singer, Margaret Cameron), Catherine Booth (retired Science Curator at the National Library of Scotland) and children from Clovenstone Primary School. (You will have to wait longer for the online premiere!) “How Life is Lived in the Animal’s World” imagines the correspondence between two women scientists who lived next door to each other as children in Aberdeen and who both became important zoologists – Doris McKinnon and Laura Florence.  As they share their lives we hear tales of Lavender, the Hog Louse, Birds, and Protozoology….

electric voice theatre
Scottish Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica
Minerva Scientifica: Patron – Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music)

The Female Voice of Science:
a collaboration
National Library of Scotland 
Gylemuir Primary School
electric voice theatre