International Women’s Day Tours

The Linnean Society of London,
Burlington House, Piccadilly,
W1J 0BF,
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 11

International Women’s Day Tours, Women in Focus: Inspirational Women of the Learned Societies


Tuesday 8 March 2016

International Womens

Join a tour of the Learned Societies of Burlington House to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 and discover the female pioneers that blazed a trail for women in arts and science. This special behindthe-scenes tour of the Burlington House Learned Societies and the Royal Academy of Arts will introduce you to some truly outstanding women. Learn about the female founding members of the Royal Academy of Arts, the first female Fellows of The Society of Antiquaries, the pioneers who battled for women to join The Geological Society, the first female Fellows of The Royal Astronomical Society and the women being celebrated in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s upcoming 175th anniversary. Meet some of the Linnean Society heroines: focusing on their achievements and pioneering contributions; material from our archives will be on display.

Booking is essential via the Royal Academy of Arts. For more information please visit