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Once upon a time, the most famous scientists were all men... or not! The University of Porto gives due credit to women's breakthroughs in science

Ever wandered who was the first woman to attend the University of Coimbra? Or the first Portuguese woman to lecture maths or even the first woman parliamentarian to the National Assembly in Portugal? Or that Matilde Bensaúde was internationally acknowledged for discovering Heterothallic (look that up!).

Yes, my friends! There is a whole lot more to discover at the Rectory of the University of Porto, in the scope of the exhibition "And yet, they Move! Women in Science! (E contudo, elas Movem-se! Mulheres e Ciência), on display at Casa Comum of the Rectory of the University of Porto.

These women have been overlooked and their achievements snubbed in a male dominated field. As such, this exhibit is a terrify opportunity to celebrate women's achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Certainly, one of the best things about this display is that it can inspire young women to consider scientific careers.

See here for further information.