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Extraordinary Women: Mary Somerville by Elisabetta Strickland, a BRLSI event

1 March @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Mary Somerville

In the first of BRLSI’s Extraordinary Women series of talks, uncover the fascinating life of the Scottish scientist and popular writer, Mary Fairfax Somerville (1788-1872).

Mary lived when study and research for women was forbidden. This talk describes the fight of one great dame for equal rights and opportunities for women. Barely able to read and write, her self-taught scientific competence opened doors to improve educational opportunities and access to schools for women.

Elisabetta Strickland, University of Rome. Elisabetta is honorary professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She has been Vice-President of the National Institute of Advanced Mathematics (INdAM) from 2007 to 2015. She is the author of the book The Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Society.

More about BRLSI

The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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