Fri, 11 Mar

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City Art Centre

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

IN-PERSON EVENT CONFIRMED (NOT ONLINE). Sandra Marwick will discuss elements of the life of pioneering Edinburgh educator and campaigner for women's rights, Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair.

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

Time & Location

11 Mar, 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. The event is confirmed as taking place in person in the City Art Centre. The City Art Centre encourages you to take a lateral flow test before coming to the venue on the day of the event. You are kindly requested to wear a mask in the building and during the event. If you have booked previously and are no longer able to attend, could you please let us know via email lorimersociety@gmail.com so that we can re-allocate tickets for this popular event. Thank you. 

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