Extraordinary women.

Bath’s many bronze plaques – above imposing Georgian doorways – bear witness to the many distinguished people who have visited – or lived – in this city.

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Here’s just one ‘male’ example.

However, few of them commemorate celebrated women with local connections and maybe – historically – that’s  they didn’t have the educational and social advantages of their male counterparts.

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The BRLSI in Queen Square.

A new and free exhibition – at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in Queen Square – aims to try and put that disadvantage right by hi-lighting some of the amazing stories of women who have had connections to Bath in the last millennium.

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It’s the work of volunteer researcher Jane Sparrow-Niang and Jude Harris who has curated the event.

The exhibition is free and runs until March 2nd. It is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 4pm, at 16 Queen Square in Bath.

More information about the BRLSI via www.brlsi.org.