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The Wollstonecraft App

Announcement of the forthcoming Smartphone application

MaryOnTheGreen has announced the forthcoming free walking tour for Mary App. The App will offer information on Mary, the Charity and support a walking tour of Mary's sites.

Between now and the full release we would welcome information related to places Mary visited. Please email us your suggestions.

BadassWomen from History

WOW Festival at London's South Bank Centre

MOTG's Bee Rowlatt chaired BADASS FEMINISTS FROM HISTORY, a sold-out session at the Southbank WOW Festival (featuring new MOTG supporter Kathy Lette, the Guardian's Kira Cochrane and Sughra Ahmed, pictured) on celebrating the amazing women who've changed our world: Click here for details.

Mary on the Green Chair, Bee Rowlatt, talks to Indian press about what hasn't changed for women since Wollstonecraft's time

Wollstonecraft caused ripples at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India

School Memories of Wollstonecraft

by MOTG supporter Amy Rodwell

Read RHS Alumna Amy Rodwell’s story of re-discovering the significance of her school house’s figurehead.

Limited editions still available

A portrait print makes a perfect present

This is the full-length image by street artist Stewy that appeared in Newington Green on International Women's Day. The artwork has been donated by the artist, so every penny goes to support the Mary on the Green campaign. Please buy a 2D Mary, and help the 3D memorial reach the Green!

The screen print is 50x70cm, on heavy stock. It is sold unframed, rolled in a protective tube, for £150. To order your original Stewy artwork, contact sales@maryonthegreen.org

stewy prints picture

New Film - MARCH

Mary on the Green's Anna Birch has been touring the country to screen her Scottish suffragette film MARCH which features an appearance by Mary (see if you can spot her!) Anna's company Fragments & Monuments creates films, publications and performances as a living monument to Mary.

Representation of the People Act

Votes 100 is commemorating 100 years of the Representation of the People Act 1918. And they are featuring this fantastic article by Dr Dana Mills, bringing Wollstonecraft one step closer to Parliament!

The Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society published this to commemorate the anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft's death

SELLOUT!

Both the Wollstonecraft book event, and a masterclass on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman sold out at this year's Edinburgh Book Festival!

Islington Faces

On the power of local heroes: Mary on the Green champion Roberta Wedge is featured here in Islington Faces

Dame Fiona Woolf

Mary on the Green patron Dame Fiona Woolf inspiring our supporters at an event supported by the international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan

Dame Fiona Woolf

Cycling - Fund-raising event

Our very own Barbara Hearn OBE cycled 60 miles, raising over £500 for Mary on the Green. Here are her tired but valiant legs, and here is her blog! Thank you Barbara

Barbara Hearn OBE

Holman Fenwick run for Mary

Our friends at law firm Holman Fenwick ran the British 10K London run, raising a whopping £1,730. Here's one of the runners, Nigel, being cheered by Roberta and Bee from the MOTG team

Bee and Roberta

Mary on the Green featured on BBC Magazine

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Bee Rowlatt talks about Mary on the Green

Bee Rowlatt talks about Mary on the Green in a BBC interview streamed live on Facebook

Click here to watch it

Fund-raising event

All funds from this Dartmouth Park Talk went to Mary on the Green

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Dartmouth Park Talk

News Article

Mary on the Green featured in the online magazine Standard Issue: Click here

GREAT NEWS!

We are delighted to announce that an anonymous donor has generously given £30,000 to Mary on the Green. This puts us well on our way towards giving Mary Wollstonecraft the long-overdue recognition that she so richly deserves.

Charity 10k fund raising event

Our friends at law firm Holman Fenwick are running 10k to raise funds! Check their progress and please support them: Click here

British Academy Event - Wollstonecraft from nobody to somebody

Wollstonecraft: from nobody to somebody

On the 9th June the British Academy and Mary on the Green's Roberta Wedge joined for a special afternoon exploring Mary Wollstonecraft in "the village that changed the world", Newington Green.

The event provided an intriguing introduction to the British Academy's panel discussion, Thinkers for our time: Mary Wollstonecraft

Stunning news!!!

Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, indicates Government support for a statue to Mary Wollstonecraft, alongside Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn, our long supporting MP and now Labour Leader.

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Comments from leading politicians

Jeremy Corbyn, local MP and leader of the Labour Party, calls for more statues honouring women

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Great article by Sarah Jackson

Statues of Mary Wollstonecraft and Sylvia Pankhurst should be just the start

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Run For Mary

8th March, Bring Lights, Bring Attitude

run for mary

Coming Soon !

WOW

Mary on the Green will be at WOW Festival this year, in events on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March. Get your tickets now!

WOW

Government U-Turn

Curriculum Update

A governmental U-turn means that Mary Wollstonecraft will no longer be the only woman represented in A-level politics. MP Rupa Huq urged her parliamentary colleagues not to "write women's perspectives and contributions out of our political history." Feminism is back on the curriculum!

Click here for more information.

Best Biographies

Wollstonecraft on the Independent's Best Biographies list

"An excellent exploration of the rights and roles of women, two centuries apart."

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London Street named after Mary

Wollstonecraft Street

The first new residential street in 100 years has been named Wollstonecraft Street. It is in London's Kings Cross. It was chosen after a 10,000 person competition.

For more information, follow this link: Click Here

Mary on the Green Video Launch

Acclaimed Reviews

The launch of Mary on the Green's short film was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, receiving wide-spread support here and being featured on American public radio:

For more information, follow this link: Click Here

Appointments

Dr Andrea Schlieker

We are delighted to announce that curator and White Cube director, Dr Andrea Schlieker joined the MOTG team as our Visual Arts Consultant

Wollstonecraft Appears!

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Overnight Wollstonecraft appeared outside Newington Green Unitarian Church, courtesy of local street artist Stewy. The site is attracting fans and pilgrims...

And was welcomed by the local press: Hackney Post     Islington Gazette     Islington Tribune

To purchase a limited edition screen print (50x70cm) for £150 email info@maryonthegreen.org

Fifty Shades of Feminism

A published anthology by Virago features an item about Mary Wollstonecraft and mentions the Mary On The Green campaign: Click here to view book details. Click here for a review.

See Mary on the Houses of Parliament

To kickstart our major fundraising for the Mary on the Green project, we projected an image of Mary on the Houses of Parliament.

Projection image makes it onto the BBC's "Day in Pictures: 17 November": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-15771704

Bee Rowlatt writes about Mary and the projection in the Times:

Bee Rowlatt Times Article

100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

Guardian article

Maev Kennedy wrote an article about Mary and our project, which you can read here: International Women's Day launch for Mary Wollstonecraft memorial

Plaque

On the same day, Mary also had a plaque in her honour unveiled on Newington Green. This special event was covered by the Islington Tribune in a piece entitled: Mary Wollstonecraft gets a green plaque at Newington Green Primary... will statue be next?

Radio 4: Woman's Hour

Later that week, our project was featured in a piece on Mary Wollstonecraft for Women's Hour on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to this programme here.