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Marine Biology Live: Isabella and the Emperor: "Isabella's Footsteps"
Join us for a very special event to celebrate the life and works of crustacean Biologist Isabella Gordon.
Isabella’s Footsteps - A British Sign Language interpreted celebration of Marine Biologist Dr Isabella Gordon (1901-1988)

Principal Crustacea Curator at NHM, Miranda Lowe, has just celebrated 30 years in the post previously occupied by Dr Isabella Gordon. Their connections in life and science are explored in a cross-disciplinary collaboration with Science Historian Catherine Booth, ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE and the VOICES FOR THE FUTURE VIRTUAL CHOIR.
This unique presentation, interweaving talks, images and music, also celebrates the 60th anniversary of Dr Gordon’s trailblazing visit to Japan to meet fellow scientist Emperor Hirohito in honour of his 60th birthday.

More information and background can be found here: https://www.electricvoicetheatre.co.uk/events/marine-biology-live-isabella-and-the-emperor/

MUSIC:

"Lobsters & Limericks" (Nov 2021 World Premiere) by Frances M Lynch for mixed voices and instruments; Limericks by Frances M Lynch based on published papers by Dr Isabella Gordon, researched by Catherine Booth, scientific advisor Miranda Lowe.

“The Grand Old Lady of Carcinology” (May 15th 2021) by Frances M Lynch for acapella vocal quartet; Limericks by Frances M Lynch, Dr A.J. Bateman & Dr Isabella Gordon.

"The March of the Women of Science" an adaptation of “The March of the Cameron Men” by Mary Maxwell Campbell (1812-1886
Introduced by science historian Catherine Booth - Science Historian and retired Science Curator, National Library of Scotland and Miranda Lowe - Principal Curator, Crustacea & museum scientist at the Natural History Museum.

"Marine Biology Live", is a series of regular online talks and performance events organised by the Marine Biological Association. Taking place on Thursdays at 16:00 (UK time) and will cover a range of current marine biology topics by MBA members, researchers and invited guests.

Nov 18, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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