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As part of the Sedgwick Museum's Feminist Takeover Weekend, join artist and geologist Emma Theresa Jude for an incredible introduction to the history of women in the fields of palaeontology and geology. Introducing wide-ranging themes through a guided tour of the incredible Sedgwick Museum (a national treasure and an early seat of women in palaeontology), from hidden stories of female scientists whose work has been relegated to the footnotes of history, to the current challenges facing women in the field today. From the first female geologists like Martine Bertereau, through the Sedgwick's own Mary McKenny Hughes, to modern scientific rebels like Gerta Keller, we'll be asking the difficult questions along the way.

What role did the intersection of class and gender play in Mary Anning's story? What can Marguerite Thomas Williams tell us about the history of geologists of colour? Should gender be irrelevant in science, or can women's perspectives accelerate scientific progress?

This one-hour tour covers the key points of the immensely popular A Feminist's Guide to Dinosaurs workshop, without the drawing. Ideal for non-artists, or a perfect primer for the evening's Drawing Fossils Like A Feminist art class!

The event is free, and open to all. Suitable for ages 12+. Booking required. BOOK HERE.

This event is part of The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge programme hosted by Cambridge University Libraries, and generously supported by Cambridge Assessment, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation, and the Friends of Cambridge University Library.

Access: Please visit the Sedgwick Museum's website for further details.

Event speaker: 
Emma Theresa Jude
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Friday, 6 December, 2019
Booking required