Brighton Science Festival

Free Day: Change the World – Women in Science

Saturday 15 February 2020


Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Anita Corbin: 100 First Women Portraits exhibition with a special Free Day of talks and pop up chats.

Talks – All held in MuseumLab (first floor)

11.30am–12.30pm: The Pioneering Women Doctors of Brighton and Hove
Join social historian Louise Peskett for this illustrated talk exploring the fascinating stories of some of our first women doctors. Brighton and Hove became a centre for some of Britain’s earliest and most pioneering female doctors, who helped to found and run local women’s hospitals such as the landmark Lewes Road Dispensary for Women and Children and the New Sussex Hospital for Women on Windlesham Road.

1-2pm: Women in the Frame
Join photographer Anita Corbin and art historian/curator Alexandra Loske as they explore how women have been portraying women, from the 18th century to the present day. Followed by a short tour of the exhibition with Anita Corbin.

2.30-3.30pm: First Woman Professor Monique Simmonds
A wonderful opportunity to hear from Professor Monique Simmonds OBE PhD DoU FSB FWI FRES FLS, founder of Kew Innovation and Business Unit, and first woman to use insect based tests to study human diseases at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She will explore the diversity of projects at Kew that involve plant chemistry, from drug discovery to solving crimes.

Please note: the museum is open 10am-5pm but the activities generally run 11am-4pm


Saturday 15 February


Suitable for all ages

More information on Brighton Museum website – CLICK HERE