Mary Lily Walker: From Science to Society – Tuesday 5th November 2013, 6pm

Mary Lily Walker was one of the University of Dundee’s first graduates and was responsible for transforming lives across the city by introducing social and healthcare reform throughout late-Victorian Dundee.

Mary Lily was not only one of the first women in Scotland to be taught in the same classroom as men, winning prizes in Botany, Biology and Embryology, but was a pioneer for social reform in Dundee and beyond.

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Join us as we commemorate the centenary of her death with author Eddie Small, whose latest book ‘Forgotten Visionary of Dundee’ explores how she collected evidence that brought about much needed improvements in the treatment and conditions of mothers, babies and toddlers.

Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the McManus Café for a short talk followed by your chance to ask questions and discuss the topic.

Everyone is welcome. Free. Non-bookable. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. This event is likely to last one hour.