Episode 1: International day of women and girls in science

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Welcome to the Heritage Council’s first podcast of the new year. In this episode – to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science – we’re speaking with Huge Tinney, whose mother Sheila was the first Irish woman to earn a PhD in mathematical science. She was also among the first four women admitted to the Royal Irish Academy. We also talk to Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). Dr Meehan charts the history and heritage of science in Ireland and its legacy for contemporary living. The travel back in time as reflected in this podcast highlights some remarkable change when considering times past with the present. The story of Sheila Tinney – a pioneer in her chosen field – brings us back to segments of our heritage which have evolved unimaginably over the decades

Dr Sheila Tinney, the first-ever Irish woman to earn a PhD in Mathematical Science

Welcome to the Heritage Council’s first podcast of the new year. In this episode – to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science – we’re speaking with Huge Tinney, whose mother Sheila was the first Irish woman to earn a PhD in mathematical science. She was also among the first four women admitted to the Royal Irish Academy. We also talk to Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). Dr Meehan charts the history and heritage of science in Ireland and its legacy for contemporary living. The travel back in time as reflected in this podcast highlights some remarkable change when considering times past with the present. The story of Sheila Tinney – a pioneer in her chosen field – brings us back to segments of our heritage which have evolved unimaginably over the decades

Dr Sheila Tinney, the first-ever Irish woman to earn a PhD in Mathematical Science

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