Fri, 07 Jan | Online event

'Pioneering Ladies of the New Town in Edinburgh' - Linda McDonald

Linda McDonald examines the lives of four pioneering women of Edinburgh's New Town: Sarah Mair, Louisa and Flora Stevenson and Dr Elsie Inglis.
'Pioneering Ladies of the New Town in Edinburgh' - Linda McDonald

Time & Location

07 Jan 2022, 19:00 – 20:00
Online event

About the Event

One of the many portraits John Henry Lorimer painted was of Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair, a suffragist and campaigner for women’s education. Together with Louisa and Flora Stevenson and Dr Elsie Inglis, she worked tirelessly throughout her lifetime to bring about positive change for women. These four believed that girls should have the same access to Higher Education as their brothers. They believed that women should be given the right to vote in local and national elections. And they wanted to improve the health and education of the working classes. 

To discover more about their efforts and successes, join Linda McDonald as she uncovers the real lives of four women behind the Women’s Suffrage movement in Edinburgh. Linda is a former teacher and a member of the Edinburgh Living History Group. Linda has taken part in informal presentations about the Women’s Suffrage movement in Edinburgh and is fascinated by the lives of the real women behind the campaign.

This event is free but booking via Eventbrite is essential. To book, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/185066899077. This Virtual Lecture will be run on Zoom, hosted by the Lorimer Society, and introduced by the City Art Centre Programmes Team. You will be sent the joining link the day before the event. It will also stream on the City Art Centre's Facebook page.

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