Throughout this year, we will bring you news of our activities, and those of selected partners, to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin.

Franklin Centenary Podcast

Listen to the first in our short series of podcasts on the life, work, and legacy of Rosalind Franklin.

In this very special first edition, released on the centenary of her birth, we hear from Jenifer Glynn, Franklin’s sister, who gives a moving and unique account of her sisters life and background.

Franklin 100 Image Competition

This years marks the centenary of Rosalind Franklin’s birth, and an exciting time for the institute named in her honour. As we prepare to open our new building, a four storey on the Harwell Campus which will house our world-unique technologies, we are looking for images from our member institutions to celebrate both our namesake and the interdisciplinary work she has inspired. These will be placed on permanent display in the building and unveiled at our opening event. One image per member institution will be chosen as a winner, with overall winners awarded in each category.

We are looking for images in three categories; fact, experience, and experiment.

More details of this competition can be found here

Franklin 100 Essay Competition

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin to celebrate this the Rosalind Franklin Institute will be running an essay competition for undergraduate scientists at member institutions.

Are you passionate about exploring the intersection between physical and life sciences? The Rosalind Franklin Centenary Essay Competition is an excellent way to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the topic.

Find out more about the competition here.

Rosalind Franklin. Image Courtesy of the Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

Viruses and The Research Legacy of Rosalind Franklin

The Willesden Cemetery, were Rosalind Franklin is buried, is holding a celebratory events to mark the centenary of her birth. Jim will join Dr Patricia Fara and Hester Abrams to discuss how Franklin’s work on viruses still influences what scientists are exploring today.

This event will take place at 3pm on Sunday 26th June via Zoom – register for this event here.