Fri, 11 Mar | City Art Centre

Never too late to learn: the inspiring life of Dame Sarah Elizabeth Siddons - Sandra Marwick

Sandra Marwick will discuss elements of the life of pioneering Edinburgh educator and campaigner for women's rights, Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair.
Never too late to learn: the inspiring life of Dame Sarah Elizabeth Siddons - Sandra Marwick

Time & Location

11 Mar 2022, 14:00
City Art Centre, 2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK

About the Event

In John Henry Lorimer’s portrait of Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair, there are several references to her varied interests and attainments, including chess and archery. During her lifetime of 94 years she was at the heart of the pioneering movements in Edinburgh to achieve the education, enfranchisement and freedom of women. A woman of intelligence and determination, she faced challenges with ‘a warm graciousness’ and ‘without an inch of red tape about her’. For this in-person talk, Dr Sandra Marwick will discuss elements of the life of Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair. Sandra is a former member of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries’ staff. She now researches and writes about Edinburgh people.

This event is free but booking is essential. While we hope to run this in the City Art Centre, we may have to adapt to the situation at the time and the event may need to move to digital. Please check back on this page in the days before the event. Ticketholders will be notified of any changes by email.

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