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Scottish events for Womens History Month 2013

11 January 2013

Scottish events for Womens History Month 2013

National Library of Scotland has arranged a series of events to mark Women's History Month 2013. The events are accompanied by an exhibition Scottish Women of Science: Celebrating Trailblazers From our Past which runs 1 March to 30 April 2013. The display gathers together examples of publications which illlustrate the lives of scottish women of science, including Elizabeth Blackwell and Maria Gordon.

Other events are as follows:

  • Edinburgh women in World War I: The roles they played - A talk by Yvonne McEwen from the Centre of Modern Conflict at the University of Edinburgh. 5 March, 6pm.
  • Jane Austen's Scottish sisters - A talk by Helen Vincent on the Scottish women writers who were Jane Austen's contemporaries and far outsold her work during her lifetime. 12 March, 6pm.
  • Lifting the Lid: A Life at Kinloch Lodge, Skye - A talk by cookery writer Lady Claire Macdonald. 14 March, 6pm.
  • The history of being a lady - Talk by historical novelist Sara Sheridan on the lives of women during the past 250 years. 18 March, 6pm.
  • Petticoats and pinnacles: An illustrated talk - Paula Williams delves into the collections of the National Library of Scotland to show how Scottish women have scaled the heights. 21 March, 6pm.
  • Scottish women of Science: Celebrating trailblazers from our past - Talk by Catherine Booth on largely unknown Scottish women of science, including Dundee astrologer Williamina Fleming (pictured).

To book, tel: 0131 623 3734 or visit the National Library of Scotland website.

National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.

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