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The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts are introducing a second new lecture series in 2019, Women and Science. The series will present occasional lectures with guest lecturers examining the huge changes in the roles women play in science, and the view science has of women. Prohibited for much of history from having a serious interest in such a ‘masculine’ domain, women now abound in science, mathematics and engineering. How did that come to be? How did interaction with the visual and literary arts so often assist women in their scientific endeavours? What fascinating discoveries have women made that have changed our world and our understanding of it?

The first session will be Mary Shelley, Scientist, and Frankenstein with Suzanne Burdon on Thursday 21st March 2019.

Suzanne Burdon will discuss the remarkable achievements of Mary Shelley, who as a feisty 18 year old, read every important scientific treatise and created Frankenstein and his monster in a moral tale that still highlights the exact scientific ethical dilemmas we face today (for example, the cloning of real human babies).

Bookings for this lecture will open on Thursday, 28 February. You can find out more about this event here

When:    Thursday 21st March 2019, 6pm
Where:   Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost:      $15-20
Contact: 02 9262 7300