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Sat, 15th Jun - Sat, 22nd Jun @ 11:00 - 16:00

An Exhibition on The Life and Times of Mary Somerville, Queen of 19th Century Science

Burntisland Heritage Trust
  • Burntisland Heritage Trust
  • 4 Kirkgate
  • Burntisland
  • St Andrews
  • KY3 9DB
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This Exhibition looks at the life and times of Mary Somerville who is recognised as the 19th century Queen of Science. Mary Somerville was an astronomer, a pioneering mathematician, and a gifted writer. What made this all the more significant was she mostly self-taught at a time when education for women was not encouraged. She has been described as the most remarkable woman of her generation. Mary Somerville's permanent childhood home was in Burntisland. The exhibition is for four days only as part of Burntisland Civic Week

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