Cambridge University has commissioned a new painting for an exhibition called The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge.

The work, by Caroline Walker, depicts female scientists working on lung stem cell research at the Gurdon Institute. It will be displayed in the entrance of Cambridge University Library from Monday 14th October.

Walker spent time shadowing the female scientists at the Gurdon Institute, taking photographs and then working with the images in her studio to create a scene which captures the busy environment of a working laboratory.