The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu: Scientist and Feminist – Jo Willett
Tue, 19 October 6:00pm
An illustrated talk on the fascinating, unconventional life of a remarkable woman. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was a scientific campaigner, an early feminist, writer and traveller who mixed with the greatest politicians, writers, artists and thinkers of her day. In 1721 a smallpox epidemic was raging in England. Lady Mary knew she could save her child using the process of inoculation which she had witnessed in Turkey. Her courageous action led to the eradication of smallpox, an achievement marked by a monument at Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley.
Jo Willett is an author and award winning TV producer.