Extraordinary Women series – three evening talks & an all day symposium


This March we’re bringing you our Extraordinary Women series; three evening talks plus an all day symposium to celebrate the lives and remarkable achievements of eight amazing women; Mary Somerville, Ada Lovelace, Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, Paula Rego, Dolly Parton & Clara Schumann.

Discover more about their important contributions to science, maths, art, philosophy and music, and how they changed the world for women from the 1600s to the 2020s!

If you book before 7.30pm on Friday 1 March, you can buy discounted tickets (one ticket for the whole series including the symposium, or one ticket for the three evening talks).

To take advantage of this special offer, follow the link to the Mary Somerville talk on Friday 1 March (below) and select the relevant ticket in the list – as usual you can choose to watch at Queen Square or online.

For more details about the talks and to book tickets, follow the links below:

Friday 1 March, 7.30pm – Mary Somerville (Elisabetta Strickland, University of Rome)

Monday 4 March, 7.30pm – Ada Lovelace (Professor Ursula Martin, Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford)

Saturday 9 March, 10am to 4pm – All-day symposium – Artemisia Gentileschi (Jonathan Jones, Guardian art critic), Mary Wollstonecraft (Dr Sylvana Tomaselli, University of Cambridge), Simone de Beauvoir (Professor Christina Howells, University of Oxford) & Paula Rego (a film by Nick Willing, introduced by Anna McNay)

Friday 15 March, 7.30pm – Dolly Parton & Clara Schumann (Matthew Zuckerman, music journalist and BRLSI Music convenor)

Please contact us with any queries about tickets – email reception@brlsi.org

Art, Literature, Music, Science
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