Celebrating International Women’s Day
Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), a day for celebrating and commemorating the social, economic, cultural, scientific and political achievements of women. This is a global event and many schools and colleges will be highlighting the contribution made by women, including in the field of scientific endeavour and business.
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International Women’s Day
Since the blog started, we have covered some remarkable stories that celebrate the contribution made to Earth Sciences by the next generation of academics and young scientists. We have also taken the opportunity to highlight the contribution to palaeontology and geology made by women who lived in less enlightened times.
For example, over the last few years we have followed the campaign to honour the pioneering early palaeontologist Mary Anning. Inspired by Evie Swire who wanted greater recognition in Lyme Regis of Mary Anning’s contribution to the Earth Sciences, a successful fund raising effort led to the erection of a statue of Mary Anning on the sea front.
Picture credit: Mary Anning Rocks
Designed by sculptor Denise Dutton, the bronze figure was unveiled in May 2022.
To read about the statue unveiling ceremony: Mary Anning Statue Unveiled in Lyme Regis.
Everything Dinosaur team members were honoured to have played a small part in helping to support this campaign.
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