MARINA BENJAMIN was educated at Cambridge University. She is now a freelance writer and journalist living and working in London. She is the editor of Science and Sensibility: Gender and Scientific Enquiry, 1780-1945 ( Basil Blackwell, 1991) and the author of several articles on eighteenth-century history of science, as well as numerous newspaper features.
JENNI CALDER was educated in the United States and England and has degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and London. After twelve years as a freelance author and teacher, in 1978 she joined the National Museums of Scotland, where she is now head of publications. She continues to lecture in various parts of the world and has recently completed a book on Margaret Oliphant's work. Publications include Women and Marriage in Nineteenth-century Fiction ( Thames and Hudson, 1976), Heros, from Byron to Guevara ( Hamilton, 1988), The Victorian Home ( Batsford, 1977), and RLS: A Life Study ( H. Hamilton, 1980). She is currently working on a biography of Naomi Mitchison.
TESS COSSLETT is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, University of Lancaster, where she teaches mainly nineteenth-century and women writers courses and contributes to an interdisciplinary Women's Studies Part One course. She took her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oxford. Her previous publications are The "Scientific Movement" and Victorian Literature ( Harvester and St. Martins, 1982), (ed.) Science and Religion in the Nineteenth Century ( Cambridge, 1984), and Woman to Woman: Female Friendship in Victorian Fiction ( Harvester and Humanities Press, 1988). She is now working on the representation of childbirth by twentieth-century women writers,