Tim Hunt

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Sir Paul Nurse speaking after being awarded the inaugural George Sigerson award for ‘inspiring aspiring’ scientists by UCD Biological Society. Photograph: Aoife O’Sullivan

It’s not every day you meet a Nobel prizewinner, and members of UCD Biological Society were clearly excited to have English geneticist and cell biolog(...)

‘I don’t believe for a moment that Tim Hunt’s remarks were “harmful” or “injurious” to women, or desperately off-putting to girls considering Stem (non-medical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers.’ Above, Tim Hunt, who resigned from University College London  after his comments about the “trouble with girls” involved in science sparked an outcry. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

How should we punish old men who make sexist jokes? Judging by the case of Tim Hunt, very severely indeed. No mercy shall be shown. The 72-year-old Br(...)

Well-prepared students will have found no difficulty with this year’s higher-level chemistry paper, according to teachers. Photograph: Getty Images

Reasonably well-prepared students will have found no difficulty with this year’s higher-level chemistry paper, according to teachers. Mairead Glynn, (...)

Scientist Tim Hunt told the conference he had a reputation for being a chauvinist. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Nobel laureate has resigned as a professor at a London university after saying women scientists should work in segregated laboratories. Sir Tim Hunt(...)