Saturday 27 April 2019, 09.30am - 5.00pm, St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, NW1 1UL

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On the 260th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft’s birth, take part in a celebration of her life, her writings and her legacy.  There will be discussion of the relevance of Wollstonecraft’s ideas today, new directions in research and gaps in the archive, and exciting plans for networks and societies.

Activists, enthusiasts, students and scholars - all welcome.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Shrabani Basu, Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan ​
  • Professor Emma Clery, Mary Wollstonecraft: A Very Short Introduction (forthcoming)
  • Dr Alan Coffee, editor, The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Dr Hannah Dawson, Locke, Language and Early Modern Philosophy
  • Professor Charlotte Gordon, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
  • Lyndall Gordon, Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Dr Rachel Hewitt, A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind
  • Dr Laura Kirkley, The Cosmopolitanism of Mary Wollstonecraft (forthcoming)
  • Dr Andrew McInnes, Mary Wollstonecraft’s Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period
  • Dr Catherine Packham, Eighteenth-century Vitalism: Bodies, Culture, Politics
  • Bee Rowlatt, In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys
  • Professor Janet Todd, Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life


  • £28 standard
  • £18 concession (IES Alumni/Students/Retired/Unwaged)

This includes morning and afternoon refreshments, but not lunch.

There is the opportunity to register your interest for free walking tours with Roberta Wedge (Mary on the Green Campaign).

1) Wollstonecraft's Bloomsbury (8:45 am to 9:30 am) and 2) Wollstonecraft's Somers Town (17:30 to 18:30) ending at the gravestone in St Pancras Old Church.

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