British Association for the Advancement of Science

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Stopes
He came originally from a Quaker family but chose not to interfere with his wife's religious beliefs.
Maude, Aylmer. The Authorized Life of Marie C. Stopes. Williams and Norgate, 1924.
185
He was a brewer, architect, civil engineer, anthropologist, and paleontologist, who met Charlotte at a meeting of...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Cornford
Frances Darwin (later Cornford ) travelled to Belfast to serve as hostess for her father , who was then president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science , founded in 1831.
Cornford, Hugh, Gwen Raverat, Christopher Cornford, Frances Cornford, Gwen Raverat, and Christopher Cornford. “Frances Cornford 1886-1960”. Selected Poems, edited by Jane Dowson and Jane Dowson, Enitharmon Press, 1996, p. xxvii - xxxvii.
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Delany, Paul. The Neo-Pagans: Rupert Brooke and the Ordeal of Youth. Free Press, 1987.
51
Leisure and Society Florence Nightingale
At the age of fourteen, FN became involved in the activities of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (although actual membership was not yet open to women).
Webb, Val. Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian. Chalice, 2002.
24
Occupation Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Sydney Morgan set up her first salon during her time in Paris. After returning to her home in Kildare Street and renovating it after its mistreatment by tenants, she made it the site of...
Occupation Emily Shirreff
Restored for the moment to health, ES , with her sister Maria Grey , attended a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Nottingham in 1866. There they acted as hostesses...
Occupation Ménie Muriel Dowie
MMD gave her first public lecture, at the British Association in Leeds, on the topic of what would become her first book: her journey through the Carpathian Mountains.
“19th Century British Library Newspapers”. Gale: 19th Century British Library Newspapers.
Birmingham Daily Post 10051 (10 September 1890): 5
Dowie, Ménie Muriel. Gallia. Small, HelenEditor , J. M. Dent, 1995.
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Other Life Event Harriet Martineau
She attended the coronation of Queen Victoria on 28 June 1838, standing on a railing in order to see more clearly.
Martineau, Harriet, and Gaby Weiner. Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. Virago, 1983.
2: 125
Later, she attended the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publishing Lydia Becker
LB 's epistolary reportage of the British Association 's meeting at Montreal in Canada appeared in the Manchester Examiner and Times.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Textual Production Charlotte Stopes
This book began in 1885 as a paper for the British Association . However, at the meeting CS was not permitted to read either part of her two-part paper since the Committee felt that though...
Textual Production Lydia Becker
LB 's paper on a parasitic plant fungus was presented at the meeting of the British Association in Exeter.
Shteir, Ann B. Cultivating Women, Cultivating Science. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
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Textual Production Lydia Becker
LB contributed a paper on Some Supposed Differences in the Minds of Men and Women with Regard to Educational Necessities to a British Association meeting at Norwich.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Textual Production Isabella Bird
Later that summer, in August, she addressed the British Association , a national scientific society, about her recent travels. She also spoke to church groups in order to raise money for medical missions.
Kaye, Evelyn. Amazing Traveler, Isabella Bird: The Biography of a Victorian Adventurer. Blue Penguin Publications, 1994.
179-80
Travel Lydia Becker
She attended the annual British Association meeting in Canada and took the opportunity to visit relatives.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Blackburn, Helen. Women’s Suffrage. Source Book Press, 1970.
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Timeline

27 September 1831
The British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) was founded at a meeting in York.
1833
William Whewell coined the term scientist at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science .
30 June 1860
T. H. Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce clashed over evolution at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford.
1868
Colonel Alexander Strange launched a campaign for increased State support of physical science research before the British Association for the Advancement of Science .
February 1870
Gladstone agreed to appoint the famous Devonshire Commission in response to the British Association for the Advancement of Science 's campaign for formal enquiry into national provisions for scientific pursuits.
19 August 1874
John Tyndall attacked religion at a British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Belfast.
August 1915
The British Association for the Advancement of Science declared that, generally, adult women were less productive employees than adult men.