Radlett & District

Remarkable Women

Leader: - Carmel Byers

Availability: - Limited availability

Our next meeting features the sculptor and potter Mary Watts, champion of the Arts and Crafts movement. For those that may have been to the Watts Art Village, you will have seen her work and the amazing Chapel she designed. Because of religious holidays this month, the meeting will be on the first Monday of the month on October 7th at the slightly later time of 3.30 pm in order to co ordinate with the ‘Live Chat’ group on the same afternoon, at my home as usual. More details nearer the time.

Have you heard of Caroline Herschel? Marianne North? Constance Mayer? Nor had I until some visits to museums and galleries made me aware of these women and their significant achievements. There are many remarkable and talented women particularly in the last centuries who were astronomers, mathematicians, artists, writers, politicians etc, and for various reasons including the social conventions and restrictions of the time are relatively unknown.

The aim of this group is to explore and learn about some of their lives and achievements. We meet in members' homes and take it in turns to make a presentation about a remarkable woman that has inspired us. If you are interested (men are welcome too), please email by using the carrier pigeon on this page, or sign up at a monthly meeting.

Past Meetings

The September meeting was presented by David Bagon featuring the artist Mary Cassatt. It was great to see her wonderful paintings and portraits that were unknown to most of us.

Our July meeting featured a very interesting and beautifully shot documentary film on Jane Goodall, primatologist and anthropologist whose 50 year studies of chimpanzees were highly acclaimed. My apologies that unfortunately the technology let us down about three quarters of the way through, this last section mainly dealt with her more personal life and bringing up her son in the wild. For those interested, the film is viewable on Netflix was produced by the National Geographic in 2017, and called ‘Jane.’

Our June meeting featured Clementine Churchill whose achievements are generally rather overlooked in favour of her distinguished husband Winston. She was however a strong person in her own right, with many unrecognised achievements. It was said that history might have been very different if Winston had not had the dedicated support and advice of his wife.

Our May meeting was presented by Sandra Clark on three very different Australian Remarkable Women, Edith Cowan, Maude Bonney and Helena Rubenstein. This was a very interesting and informative afternoon. Many thanks to Sandra for an enjoyable presentation and also to Adrienne Pyzer who stepped in to save the day at very short notice and hold the meeting at her house as ours was in the throes of a plumbing crisis!

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More Group Pages
Astronomy Beginners Crochet
Book group Daytime Book Group Evenings
Bowls (Lawn Bowls) Bridge (Intermediate/Intermediate Plus)
Bridge - Intermediate - Tues Bridge - Relaxed Duplicate
Canasta Chair-based exercise
Chess Computers (iPad & Apple)
Computers (MS Windows) Computers(Apple&iPad)Improvers
Cooking for One Creative crafts
Creative writing Current Affairs (General Discussion) - 1
Current Affairs (General) 2 Current Affairs - Live Chat
Discovering Shakespeare Europe: into the 20th Century
Film and TV appreciation First Aid for All
Flower Arranging Folk and Country Dancing
Folk Music of the World French Improvers
Gardening Groups 1 and 2 German for Improvers
Government & Society History
J3A Jazz Performance Jazz appreciation
Kalooki Knitting and crochet
Line dancing Local History - Heart of Herts
Local Talks & Social Events Looking @ art
Maths for Grandparents Meditation
Money Group Music Appreciation
Opera Appreciation Outings
Philosophy Photography
Pilates Poetry
Quilting Quiz team
Racketball Radlett - Other Events
Remarkable Women Rummikub
Russian Science and Technology
Spain and the Spanish language Tai Chi
Tennis (Rusty Racquets) Theatre visits
Vegetarian cooking Vegetarian Cooking 2
Visiting Wildlife Sites Walking - Longer walks
Walking 4-5 miles Walking in London and St Albans
Watford Park Swimming Wine appreciation
Wings and wheels - INACTIVE Wire Sculpture