The Quest for Scotland's Heroines - Evening Lecture

On the eve of International Women's Day 2019, join Zillah Jamieson and Graciela Ainsworth, as they discuss how the Scotland’s Heroines project at The National Wallace Monument tried to create a more gender-balanced exhibition in the Hall of Heroes.

The Scotland’s Heroines project was designed to recognise the achievements of Scottish women and their contributions to the country’s history. As part of the project, the public was asked to vote on which woman they would like to see chosen to join the busts of Robert Burns, James Watt, Adam Smith and Sir Walter Scott, amongst others, in the Hall of Heroes exhibition gallery. It was announced that Maggie Keswick Jencks and Mary Slessor were the clear frontrunners from a public vote and soon work began to create commemorative busts for two chosen heroines, who will be the first female busts depicted in the gallery.

Zillah Jamieson, Chair of Stirling District Tourism, the charity which manages and operates The National Wallace Monument, will discuss the project in more detail as well as shedding light on the two chosen heroines. Sculptor Graciela Ainsworth will provide an insight into how each bust was created, revealing the unique design elements which have been brought into both busts to signify their life and legacy.

Tickets for the evening lecture cost £5 (£2 for The National Wallace Monument members). Email to reserve a seat as a limited number of tickets are available.

The lecture will be held in Legends Coffee House at The National Wallace Monument. This area is fully accessible. There will be no access to the inside of the Monument during the event.

Starts Duration Location Contact
Thursday 7 March 2019 a 6:30 pm 1 Hour 30 mins Wallace Monument phone email language
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