for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Hertha Ayrton

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 2nd), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 11.00pm on friday)
hertha ayrton, pioneering Victorian physicist, inventor and suffragette (presented by matthew parris and helen arney) (in the great lives series)

Hertha’s father was a Jewish immigrant, a watchmaker from Poland, who hawked goods at markets. Nonetheless, Hertha was among the first generation of women to study at Girton College, Cambridge.”

(if you missed it, available at

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