Spotlighting Bath’s extraordinary women.

A new guide to ‘Bath’s Extraordinary Women’ has been published to go with a current exhibition at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

The booklet is aimed at bringing women out of the shadows of the city’s history and – says a press release –

‘Of the many women who have lived in the city, few are remembered by a commemorative plaque. This guide shines a light on places where women’s voices echo across the years.

Enjoy your encounters with Bluestockings and milliners, slave owners and suffragettes, artists and queens. The Extraordinary Women in Bath guide will take you on a time-travelling journey from medieval times to modern day Bath.

The guide includes a city map, so you can create your own adventure with some extraordinary women!’


The publication ties in with ‘Extraordinary Women in Bath‘- an exhibition at BRLSI, with paintings by Leslie Glenn Damhus RWA, is open now and runs until 13 February 2020. Free entry, Monday – Saturday, 10.00-16.00.

Jude Harris – who curated the exhibition – says:

‘This is what has been missing up to now… a treasury of women’s often unrecognised accomplishments and lives, stretching over a thousand years. This guide transforms our understanding of Bath’s rich history,’ Jude Harris, curator of the Extraordinary Women in Bath exhibition.

Extraordinary Women in Bath:
A guide to women who have lived in or visited the city of Bath through 1000 years of history Paperback (32 pages)
Price £5

Available from:
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN Tel: 01225 312084

1 Comment

  1. Went to the exhibition yesterday and found some very interesting reading indeed. Glad I went.

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