International Women’s Day 2018 – The women behind the buildings: Hertha Ayrton

The new Hertha Ayrton atrium at City campus for STEM

Hertha Ayrton (1854 – 1923) was a pioneering physicist, engineer and mathematician and the first female member of of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology) taken from this page.

We really like this animation: the woman who tamed lightning, which shows the impact Hertha had on how we use electricity today!