UWA Blue Stocking Week Event Tues 14th Aug
Blue Stockings in the UWA Cultural Precinct Tuesday 14 August, 1pm
For Blue Stockings Week this year, the Berndt Museum is presenting a panel discussion on the important role of women within the UWA Cultural Precinct. Blue Stockings Week is a commemoration of the Blue Stockings Society, an 18th century club for ‘clever ladies and their gentlemen friends’.
The club encouraged women to discuss intellectual topics over a cup of tea, thereby bucking the trend of succumbing to the frivolous topics and endeavours expected of women during that time. The name emerged from the habit of dressing down during the club’s meetings, whereby the women wore blue woollen legwear, as opposed to the silk stockings traditional to evening meetings.
The panel will consist of Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares AO, Professor Sandy Toussaint and Curator Lee Kinsella.
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