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Art honours DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Artist: 'It is truly an honour to create a piece of art depicting such an incredible woman'

23 March, 2021 — By Tom Foot

Hampstead Manor

A “TONDO” sculpture of one of the country’s foremost molecular scientists has been unveiled at a luxury housing development.

The artwork of Rosalind Franklin, has been put up in the Hampstead Manor development in Kidderpore Avenue to celebrate International Women’s Month.

The artwork at Hampstead Manor [Ben Montgomery]

The site was formerly home to Westfield Women’s College that was run by King’s College in Waterloo that Ms Franklin carried out research for.


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She is celebrated for her pioneering work on the formation of DNA and viruses, and Nicole Kidman played her in a play about her discoveries.

Rosalind Franklin

Artist Keziah Burt said: “With an ongoing debate around the imbalance between male, female and non-binary statues, it is truly an honour to create a piece of art depicting such an incredible woman and I hope it inspires others to walk in her footsteps.”

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