Portrait photograph of Dame Athene Donald by Robert Taylor, 2011. Monochrome photograph showing Donald in half portrait with right arm slightly raised wearing a pale patterned top and silver chain necklace against a black background. With accompanying plaque.
One of six photograph portraits of Women of Outstanding Achievement in Physics. Each of the women were chosen by the UKRC (UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) as leaders in their scientific field. Their portraits were commissioned from Robert Taylor between the years 2006-2011 as part of an annual project to capture and celebrate ‘Women of Outstanding Achievement in SET’, aiming to inspire the next generation and increase the proportion of women in science, engineering and technology professions. Donald is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge, and Master of Churchill College.
Taylor was commissioned to photograph the chosen women, and also conducted short interviews, which were published in an accompanying booklet. These six portraits of physicists were donated to the Institute of Physics where they hung in a meeting room in their premises in Portland Place until November 2018, when they were offered as a gift to the Science Museum.