Dorothy Hodgkin

DOROTHY HODGKIN DISCOVERED THE STRUCTURE OF INSULIN

Dorothy Hodgkin was such an inspiring figure for all women in science. She remains the only British woman in science that won the Nobel Prize.

Yet, regardless her achievements she remained humbled and generous until the end. 

But her story is not only about what she accomplished but rather than the fact that she accomplished any scientist dream despite her disability.   

I'm really an experimentalist...I think with my hands. I just like manipulation. I began to like it as a child and it's continued to be a pleasure.

Dorothy Hodgkin

Her inspiring life story teach us that willpower can lead you to your dream, if you overcome patiently and fearlessly all obstacles.

Not even your own body can stop you to win the battles you will find in your way to Ithaka.

To quote C.P. Cavafy’ poem “as you set out for Ithaka, hope your road is a long one…you’ll never find things like that on your way, as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, as long as a rare excitement, stirs your spirit and your body…” (Ithaka by C.P. Cavafy).

Dorothy Hodgkin is and will remain a great inspiration for all women and especially for women in science. Her life should be celebrated in order to inspire people of disabilities to never give up. 

In this episode we are storytelling the life of this incredible woman and her great achievements that are helping thousands of people even today.

Her great breakthrough work helped to create treatment for many common diseases such as diabetes.   

I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals.

Dorothy Hodgkin

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With love…for science,

Konstantia

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