Trowelblazer or iconoclast? Lady Hester Stanhope and women in archaeology

Thursday 16th February 2023

Chawton House

Trowelblazer or iconoclast? Lady Hester Stanhope and women in archaeology

In April 1815, just shy of her 40th birthday, Lady Hester Stanhope led an expedition to Ashkelon (an ancient town on the coast of Palestine) in search of buried treasure.

The War Reporter: Helen Maria Williams and the French Revolution

Thursday 2nd February 2023

The War Reporter: Helen Maria Williams and the French Revolution

For the next in our series of Trailblazers events, Associate Professor Gillian Dow and journalist Bethan Mckernan explore the story of Helen Maria Williams (1759 – 1827), who made it her life’s work to report on the unfolding events of the French Revolution.