Thursday 1 November: Lecture - Georgian Women in Commerce and Industry


6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX

Doors open 6.15pm; lecture starts 6.30pm. Includes wine

Lecture given by Mike Rendell


Mike Rendell will explore the stories of three trailblazing Georgian women who operated in the spheres of commerce and industry: Hester Bateman (c.1708-1794), considered to be one of the finest English silversmiths and who ran her family for over thirty years following the death of her husband in 1760; Hester Pinney (1658-1740) who achieved great success as a financial adviser dealing in stocks and shares; and Eleanor Coade (1733-1821), known for her successful business producing artificial ‘Coade’ stone.


This talk forms part of our 'Women of Substance' lecture series