Join explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy as she shares her research into history’s untold stories of the brave women who travelled to remote corners of the world in search of adventure. Jacki will recount her own experiences of walking in these women’s footsteps, including Isabela Godin’s travels along the Amazon River, Isabela Brooks’ expedition in the Andes and Kate Marsden’s journeys in Siberia, to name a few. This lecture is held in celebration of our temporary display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, which tells the incredible tale of Miss Ellen Tanner and her journey to the Middle East, and which can be viewed before the lecture.
Jacki Hill-Murphy MA, FRGS is an explorer, teacher, film maker and speaker who has explored and filmed in some of the most inhospitable places on earth in a bid to retrace the forgotten footsteps of historic female explorers. Her first major expedition was in 1988 when she crossed Africa via the Sahara Desert and West Africa, she has since been to South America, Africa, India, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Russia and lived in Turkey and the United States. She is the author of Adventuresses: Rediscovering Daring Voyages into the Unknown (2014) and The Extraordinary Tale of Kate Marsden: and my journey across Siberia in her footsteps (2017).
£10 (Garden Café open 6-7pm, and display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, open 6-7pm)