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Raising Horizons Exhibition

Date:
01 - 28 February 2017
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Event type:
Open Day
Organised by:
1. Geological Society Events
Venue:
The Geological Society (Burlington House)
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Event status:
EVENT OPEN

Raising Horizons is a photographic exhibition organised by TrowelBlazers, in collaboration with photographer Leonora Saunders and supported by Prospect Union.

The exhibition consists of 14 contemporary female scientists photographed as their historical counterpart. The portraits show the real diversity of women working today, at the same time as drawing striking visual connections to their forebears.

The photographs are displayed in the Lower Library of the Geological Society throughout February.

Leonora’s work is focused on exploring issues surrounding diversity and wider cultural ideas on gender and ability. Specializing in portraiture, Leonora’s work has featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Evening Standard as well as The Royal Photographic Society Magazine and other photographic journals.

TrowelBlazers are four early career researchers whose mission is resetting imaginations by sharing the stories of pioneering women in the geo-sciences, past and present. Their website hosts over 120 biographies, and they co-designed Fossil Hunter Lottie, a palaeontological action figure.

Date: 1-28 February 2017

Time: 9.30 - 5.30

Cost: Free

*We will be holding an evening opening of the exhibition on Friday 17th February, 5.30pm - 9pm*

Please note: The exhibition will be unavailable on the following dates during February:

Friday 10th ALL DAY

Tuesday 14th 12.30 - 2.30

Monday 20th 11 - 2

Thursday 23rd ALL DAY

Visitors are advised to contact reception in advance of your visit to check availability.

Email: receptionist@geolsoc.org.uk

Telephone: 0207 434 9944

Geolsoc Contact

The Geological Society

The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
W1J 0BG

Tel: 020 7434 9944