Tom Sharpe: Mary Anning, the Fossil Woman – Thursday 3rd February 2022 7.30pm

Gideon Mantell Birthday Memorial Lecture

Gideon Mantell first met Mary Anning when he visited her shop in Lyme Regis in Dorset on 27 June 1832, but he had known of the famed fossil dealer and her remarkable fossil discoveries for at least 12 years.

This talk will examine what we know of the life of this extraordinary woman, her famous – and less well-known – discoveries, and her part within the wider network of the developing science of palaeontology in the early nineteenth century.

Tom Sharpe was formerly Curator of Palaeontology and Archives at the National Museum of Wales and taught geology in the lifelong learning departments of both Cardiff and Bristol universities. He is the author of The Fossil Woman. A Life of Mary Anning, published by The Dovecote Press in November 2020.

More details: Gideon Mantell Birthday Anniversary Talks Series

Venue: Lewes Town Hall Council Chamber, High Street, Lewes BN7 2QS

Admission: Tickets in person or over the phone £4 from Lewes Tourist Information Centre, 01273 483448

You will be asked to leave an email address. If the Covid guidance changes the talk will be delivered over zoom.

This talk has been organised by Debby Matthews. Contact: debby.matthews@yahoo.co.uk

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