Joanna Chorley (1925-2019) worked at the code cracking centre Bletchley Park during WW2 on the worlds first electronic computer – Colossus.
A scientist, an artist, and a technician walk into a bar
Science and art have always been a team effort; however, it is going to take a change in our perception of technical skill before everyone gets fully acknowledged for their contribution to that team.
A workshop for technicians, by technicians
A group of technicians met together to share their knowledge and skills about extractions and digests but also to discuss how to deal with laboratory users questions.
Famous Fictional Technicians
Andy Connelly searches for technicians in fiction and finds a technician-shaped hole.
A technician’s eye view of the history of science
Technicians are the forgotten people, the invisible members of the scientific community who almost never appear in the science text books. This is a journey through the history of science and of technicians; from pre-history right through to now.
Gladys Trim (1915-?) started work in the Veterinary Department at the Wellcome Laboratories aged 15. Initially she was not doing technical work but helping other
women in the office with the filing. After 42 years she had worked her way up to senior technician with her name included on several publications.
Blanche J. Lawrence (1921-?) graduated from Tuskegee University before going on to work as a technician and then junior chemist on the Manhattan Project.
Technicians: the oracles of the laboratory?
As a technician, I often feel like I am being bombarded with questions. This can make me feel like an ancient Greek oracle, constantly being consulted for my opinion.
Irène Curie (1897-1956) was the daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie. Hers was a glittering scientific career that started when she was an X-ray radiographer in WW1.
Den Busby (1919-?) worked at the National Institute for Medical Research from the age of 15. He started work there in 1934 so his career spanned a time of great change for science technicians with improving conditions and a breaking down of old social barriers in the laboratory.