Marie Stopes Re-assessed
Marie Stopes re-assessed: reluctant Mancunian, sexual revolutionary, birth control pioneer. Marie was controversial in her lifetime, but since the Second World she has been maligned both in the academic world and in the popular press. Now is the time to re-assess her achievements. This talk offers a frank appraisal.
Marie Stopes was the first female lecturer at the University of Manchester and worked on the Museum’s fossil plant collection. Her book, Married Love was published 100 years ago and became an immediate best seller as capturing the mood of the age. The enthusiastic response to Married Love encouraged Marie to set up the country’s first birth control clinic.
This will be a rare opportunity to see the fossils collected by Marie Stopes and hear about her fossil collecting adventures
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