Join the School's IWD celebrations!

International Women's Day activities on Wednesday 6 March

On Wednesday 6 March, the School of Archaeology and Ancient History will be hosting an afternoon of activities to celebrate International Women's Day. Join us from 12pm in the School foyer where we will be launching an exhibition which will spotlight inspirational women in the fields of archaeology and ancient history. All are welcome to see how women connected to and from Leicester, past and present, are continuing to enrich our community through their work and legacy. Our main spotlight will be Dame Kathleen Kenyon, who completed excavations of Jewry Wall, Leicester (the largest free standing Roman wall in Britain) 80 years ago this year, and is seen as one of the most influential archaeologists of the 20th century.

We will also be making a banner in order to (unofficially!) rename the building after Kathleen Kenyon, so please come along feeling creative! Snacks will be provided and feel free to bring your own lunch.

Our celebrations form part of the University's wider IWD programme of events which run throughout the week of Monday 4 - Friday 8 March 2019. The full programme of events can be found here and all are free to attend, though some requiring booking so please check event details carefully. Why not check out what's happening at Attenborough Arts Centre too, for theatre, comedy, and of course a women's power ballads sing along.

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