The fourth of the 'virtual' meetings in the 2020-21 session of the Antiquaries is a talk by Dr Nina Baker entitled 'Scotswomen Working in Engineering'. In this presentation, she shares some of the terrific stories about amazing women, from her years of research into these hidden histories, focussing on women who were engineering graduates of the Scottish universities or who worked in Scotland.
Nina has had a varied career - she became a merchant navy deck officer on leaving school and then, in her 30s, obtained an engineering design degree from the University of Warwick and later a PhD in concrete durability from the University of Liverpool. She has lived with her family in Glasgow since 1989, working variously as a materials lecturer in further education and as a research administrator and, until 2017, as an elected city councillor. Now retired, her interest in promoting STEM careers for girls has led her to become an independent researcher, mainly specialising in the history of women in engineering. It is hoped that she will be able to give a full talk on this subject matter whenever the Society reverts to conventional meetings.