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Call off the Hunt – Fiona Fox on Tim Hunt

John Kerr posted in on June 15th, 2015.

Fiona Fox, Director of the UK Science Media Centre, writes on her blog about the recent scandal around Nobel laureate Prof Tim Hunt’s sexist public comments at a conference. Below is an excerpt, with the full blog available here. Call off the hunt Am I the only one who feels sorry for Tim Hunt? Judging […]

Nobel laureate’s comments creates sexism storm

Laura Goodall posted in on June 12th, 2015.

Nobel prize winner and UK Royal Society Fellow Tim Hunt has caused controversy by saying laboratories should be segregated along gender lines. Although Tim Hunt has apologised for his remarks at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea this week, he stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs were disruptive. Consequently, the Royal Society of […]

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