New plaque for Rosalind Franklin

We all hear of Francis Crick and James Watson and their proposal that it was the double helix that formed the structure of DNA however, an equally important person in this discovery has slipped from the history pages.
It was Rosalind Franklin, a graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge and then working at King’s College, London whose “photo 51” was crucial to the realisation of “The Secret of Life”. Sadly Rosalind was to die at 37 years from ovarian cancer and consequently was not honoured  as were the others, with a Nobel Prize.

Last Thursday, 60 years to the day that Crick and Watson announced the discovery of The Secret of Life to bemused drinkers at The Eagle pub a plaque in her memory was unveiled.

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