Sunday Assembly Reading - Fossils and the Forgotten Woman
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About The Event
Mary Anning was an overlooked pioneer of palaeontology. As a working class, non-educated woman in the 1800s, she never published her findings but her discoveries paved the way for the modern understanding of our planet's history and the creatures that once roamed upon it. Hear about her life, the amazing creatures she found, and how we are looking to spread her story to inspire a new generation of geologists.
Mary’s achievements will be extolled by Dr Katie Cooper, a lapsed geologist, science communicator and badge-wearing STEMinist, who is championing the Mary Anning Rocks campaign which aims to erect a statue of Mary in her home town of Lyme Regis.
We will also be rocking with the Sunday Assembly Reading band and getting you to make your own discoveries.
After the Assembly, we meet once again at Brewdog
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Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations.
The Sunday Assembly Reading is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre. Members of the Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have. The morning is a lively combination of group singing, silly games, interesting words, and eating cakes, in the company of a lovely diverse bunch of people.
The Sunday Assembly welcomes all - of all ages and of all backgrounds.
The best way to meet new people is to come early and enjoy some tea, coffee, homemade cakes and savouries (vegan-friendly).
We can always do with a few extra help, so if you want to really feel part of our community, offer a hand or two. Either contact us now or arrive a bit earlier on the day and we'll find you something fun to do.
* Travel *
The Assembly is at The Reading and District Irish Centre, Chatham Street. Doors open at 10:30 am with the Assembly starting at 11.
A 10-minute walk from Reading train station.
The closest car park is Q-Park Chatham Place
Cheapest car park in Reading is most probably on Napier Street - £1.10 per hour.
There is free parking on Sundays on the streets north of the Irish Centre. Try Weldale, North and Great Knollys Streets. There is a footpath that leads from Weldale Street to Chatham Street, and then the Irish Centre will be on your right.
Travel issues? Post in our Facebook group page, there are sure to be others travelling in your direction.
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Brewdog is at 11 Castle Street. It is a 7 min walk from the Assembly and we typically get there about 13:15.