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The Role of Women in the History of Geology

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Milstein Seminar Rooms

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DR

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

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.

Other talks in this series:

Thursday 25 January - The Wonders of the Peak: Eighteenth Century Geo-Tourism in Derbyshire

Thursday 22 March - George Cumberland, fossil collecting and landscape painting in early 19th century Bristol

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