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Women in Focus: Inspirational Women of the Learned Societies


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Tuesday 8 March 2016

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James Sant, Linnean Society of London - First Formal Admission of Women Fellows (detail), 1906.

Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 188 cm. Donated by Lady Crisp in 1919. By permission of the Linnean Society of London.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join a unique behind the scenes tour of the Learned Societies of Burlington House to discover the female pioneers that blazed a trail for women in arts and science.

This special tour will introduce you to significant women in the history of the Learned Societies, situated in the buildings surrounding the RA courtyard. Discover the first elected female Royal Academician, the early female Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries, female trailblazers in the Natural Sciences at The Linnean Society, the women who made pioneering contributions to the burgeoning new science of geology at The Geological Society, celebrate the centenary of women being elected to full Fellowship of The Royal Astronomical Society and find out about the women celebrated in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 175th anniversary.

Places are limited.

This walking tour will last approximately one and a half hours and involve standing with minimal access to seating. If you are interested in attending and have access or mobility requirements please contact the Ticketing Team on 020 7300 8090 for further advice and information.

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Tuesday 8 March 2016


Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required.