Tuesday 13 November: Lecture - Georgian Women in Science and Engineering


6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX

Lecture starts 11.30am. Includes refreshments

Lecture given by Rachel Knowles


Rachel Knowles joins us for a talk on three extraordinary Georgian women who contributed to the fields of science and engineering: Jane Marcet (1769-1858), who wrote a number of educational books to make scientific theories more understandable to the public (inspiring a young Michael Faraday among others); Sarah Guppy (1770-1852), whose engineering inventions helped Thomas Telford and Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel; and Mary Anning (1799-1847), a fossil collector and palaeontologist whose findings contributed to important developments in scientific knowledge of prehistoric life and the history of the earth.


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