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The Role of Women in the History of Geology

Tue 20 February

Cambridge University Library

This talk explores the various roles that women have undertaken in furthering the science of geology. They have acted as teachers, researchers, collectors, illustrators and just occasionally photographers. The first female fellows of the geological society from 1919, Maria Ogilvie Gordon, Catherine Raisin, Ethel Skeat, Ethel Wood, Gertrude Elles and Margaret Crosfield, are an interesting group and came from a variety of backgrounds and different disciplines. Annie Greenly, Mary Johnson and Mary Anning will also feature. Their contribution evaluated and their characters examined. They are the lost heroines of geology.

Speaker: Professor Cynthia Burek, Professor of Geoconservation, University of Chester

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Francesca Harper Website Email: fh322@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 333920


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Tue 20 February 5:30PM - 6:30PM


Address: Cambridge University Library
Milstein Seminar Rooms
West Road
Email: library@lib.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 333000