Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) was undeniably one of the most outstanding figures of her time. Claiming that "the being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason", she embodies in many ways the ideals of the Enlightenment. Courageous, fiercely intelligent and articulate, she effectively challenged the ideas of many of the famous minds around her, including Edmund Burke. Defender of the French Revolution, pioneer for the rights of women and mother to Mary Shelly, her influence on our culture can hardly be overestimated.
Please note that the room does have limited capacity, and that people will hear about this event via the Bishopsgate Institute, as well as via Meetup and via the Philosophy for All website and programme. This means that replying "yes" here does not guarantee you a place. We will always try to fit everyone in, but very occasionally, an event is so popular that we have to turn some people away. If lots of people (say, more than 40) have replied "yes" here, it would be a good idea to turn up reasonably early. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.