THE QUEEN OF SCIENCE

September 4 → 9:00 pm9:45 pm
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Mary Somerville was an astronomer, a mathematician, and a gifted writer. She carried out research into light and magnetism, pioneered new applications of mathematics to astronomy, and wrote textbooks and popular science books that achieved great success. She did all this despite being mainly self-taught, at a time when education for women was not encouraged. She was born in Jedburgh in 1780, the daughter of a Vice-Admiral, she spent her early years in Burntisland, Fife, and went on to become recognised as one of the most remarkable people of the 19th century. Cartographer Ian Archibald, Convenor of Burntisland Heritage Trust, tells her story.

FILM: WHEN THE GRASS DANCES
AFTER THE CONCERT: AND IN THESE CONSTELLATIONS THEN ARISE

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