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Digital Event: Museum Talks: International Women's Day - Mary Anning Rocks!

8 March 2023, 6pm
Cost Pay What You Can - Suggested Donation £5
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For International Women’s Day we are celebrating the life of the palaeontologist Mary Anning (1799 – 1847). She lived at a time when women of the lower classes had little access to good education, but despite this and many financial hardships she gained incredible knowledge about fossils, and became famous for her discoveries and skills. She was known to all the influential geologists of the time who often sought her advice. Her many discoveries leave a lasting memorial to this incredible woman whose story is an inspiration to all.  

 

Last year a statue of Mary Anning was erected looking out to sea in the area she used to go fossil hunting. This was the result of a national campaign started by a local schoolgirl who was dismayed that there wasn’t one in her hometown of Lyme Regis.  On display at National Museum Cardiff until the 27th March 2023 we have the mini statue of Mary and her dog, Tray, made by artist Denise Dutton to test her idea for the full-size version.   

 This session will be held in English.

Important Information

This Talk will be hosted as a Live Zoom Webinar. An email reminder containing the link to join the Webinar will be shared with you 24 hours prior to the talk. This link can also be accessed via your online Amgueddfa Cymru customer portal. Please check your junk/spam email inboxes to ensure you receive the emails and contact events@museumwales.ac.uk if you do not.

The webinar will be available to watch for 48 hours following the event and a link will be sent out to you via email. 

 

 

 

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