Past Event

Michelle DiMeo - Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle’s Sister

March 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Event Description

Who was Lady Ranelagh? Born in Ireland in 1615, Katherine Jones (nee Boyle)—later known as Lady Ranelagh—was the sister of Robert Boyle, a noted scientist who is considered the “father of chemistry.”

For centuries she was depicted as a maternal figure to her brother or as a patroness of the European correspondence network now known as the Hartlib Circle. However, neither depiction captures the depth of her knowledge, character, or influence. This event offers a fuller portrait of one of the most respected and influential women in 17th-century Europe.

Event Speaker

Michelle DiMeo, Arnold Thackray Director of the Othmer Library at the Science History Institute

Event Information

Free and open to the public. No registration required. The event will be streamed via YouTube. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Science History Institute