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The Curiosity Conversation- Following Her Footsteps
When: Available from Thursday 31 March
Where: AnchorSpotify and other podcasting platforms
Who: Adults
The Curiosity Conversation speaks with a different expert every month to explore the world through the unexpected, ground-breaking or contested aspects of the stories museums tell. This month, Matt and Eilidh speak to Pip Mitchell and Willow Loy, students who have co-curated the intervention ‘Following Her Footsteps: Discovering Women in Natural Science’. Find out how women who worked in Natural Science in the 1800s transformed the way we see the world today and the obstacles they faced in doing so.

Critical Conversations: Women, Empowerment and Museums
Live on Tuesday 5 April, 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Microsoft Teams. Click here for link.
Whose voices are missing from museums? Which stories are not told? Which uncomfortable histories remain hidden? And how can museums move forward? From empire and colonialism to climate, identity and more, Critical Conversations bring together voices from a variety of perspectives to consider the critical issues. You will also have the opportunity to submit your thoughts and questions for the panel’s consideration.

Follow Her Footsteps: Women in STEM
Thursday 14 April, 2-4pm
Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History
Drop-in, for families. 
Drop into the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History and be inspired by the incredible women researchers in STEM at the University of St Andrews. Try your hand at scientific experiments and activities, and get hands-on with all things STEM – from parasites to photogrammetry.