Online Talk: Where are the Women?

Wednesday 9th February 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom

Can you imagine a different Glasgow, a city where women are commemorated in statues and streets and buildings?

Join author Sara Sheridan as she talks about her guidebook to that alternative city. Her 2019 book Where are the Women? remaps Scotland as if women’s achievements were memorialised in our built and rural landscape in the same way as men’s are. These imagined streets, buildings, statues and monuments are dedicated to real women, telling their often untold or unknown stories. In this talk, Sara will share some of the amazing stories she uncovered through her research.

Sara Sheridan is a writer and activist who is interested particularly in female history. She has written more than 20 books. Sara is most famous for her two series of historical novels: one, the Mirabelle Bevan novels, noir mysteries set in 1950s Brighton, and the other exploring on real lives of late Victorian adventurers. This alternative guidebook was chosen by the David Hume Institute for the First Minister’s Summer Reading List. Sara is currently writing a novel set in 1846 in Glasgow.

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