Lady Woodward’s tablecloth
History

Lady Woodward’s tablecloth

Between 1894 and 1944, Maud and Arthur Smith Woodward welcomed countless eminent scientists into their homes in Kensington and Haywards Heath, Sussex. Arthur’s position as curator of the Geology Department of the British Museum of Natural History (now the Natural History Museum) meant that Maud was hostess to a huge range of famous names, and … Continue reading

The road to Fellowship – the history of women and the Geological Society
Events / History

The road to Fellowship – the history of women and the Geological Society

In March 2016, as part of International Women’s Day, we took part in ‘Inspirational Women of the Learned Societies’. The tour took visitors around the Burlington House courtyard, taking in some of the stories of the women who have worked in the sciences and arts since the foundation of the Learned Societies, and long before. … Continue reading