What’s on : Cafe-scientifique

Women in Geology

1 May 2019
Start time
7:30 PM
City Screen Basement Bar
Paul Hildreth, President Yorkshire Geological Society
Women in Geology

Event Information

Women in Geology
Paul Hildreth, President Yorkshire Geological Society

“The early female scientists had a number of common characteristics. They were often born into influential families, which allowed some women to work voluntarily, for no pay and usually no status, because they had a private income or were supported by a man. It was common for male scientists to have female assistants, and the well-known male geologists of the time encouraged women to do some of the time-consuming work of writing and illustrating. These women often went unacknowledged and became lost to history. There were 24 women geologists in the 100 years of the 19th Century but none with formal training prior to 1890.

“As a matter of delicacy I had not considered extant female geologists, though there would be several candidates for inclusion, until one was a guest on Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” in September 2017. This immediately, at least in my mind, promoted her to the “inner circle” that I shall present.”

A talk for “Geology Month”

Wednesday 1st May in City Screen Basement
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm presentation

Tickets are free and can be pre-booked by phone or on-line with City Screen (0871 902 5726).

Alternatively tickets are available on the night of the event at the City Screen Ticket Desk.