Sunday Assembly Reading – Fossils and the Forgotten Woman

Sunday 17 March 2019

Mary Anning was an overlooked pioneer of palaeontology. As a working class, non-educated woman in the 1800s, she never published her findings, but her discoveries paved the way for the modern understanding of our planet’s history and the creatures that once roamed upon it. Hear about her life, the amazing creatures she found, and how we are looking to spread her story to inspire a new generation of geologists.

Mary’s achievements will be extolled by Dr Katie Cooper, a lapsed geologist, science communicator and badge-wearing STEMinist, who is championing the Mary Anning Rocks campaign which aims to erect a statue of Mary in her home town of Lyme Regis.

We will also be rocking with the Sunday Assembly Reading band and getting you to make your own discoveries.

After the Assembly, we meet once again at Brewdog

About Sunday Assembly Reading

Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations.

The Sunday Assembly Reading is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre. Members of the Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have. The morning is a lively combination of group singing, silly games, interesting words, and eating cakes, in the company of a lovely diverse bunch of people.

The Sunday Assembly welcomes all – of all ages and of all backgrounds.

The best way to meet new people is to come early and enjoy some tea, coffee, homemade cakes and savouries (vegan-friendly).

Type of event
Social gathering
Event theme
Communities of interest
Event date
17 March 2019
Start time
10.30 am
End time
12.30 pm
Stephen Paul
Address line 1
Reading Irish Centre
Line 2
Chatham Street
Wheelchair accessible?