Saturday, 16 November 2019, 10.30am
Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury
We are delighted to welcome back Dr Kate Croft to deliver our annual lecture ‘Women of Excellent Understanding: The Wives and Daughters of the Lunar Society’. The men of the eighteenth-century Lunar Society are well known, but what about the Lunar women? Who were they and how important were they in the histories of their husbands and fathers? This talk will look at some of the Lunar wives and daughters to consider the role the Lunar women played in their husbands’ businesses as well as their scientific investigations and philosophical thought.