Apr 30 2021

Minerva Scientifica Birthday Celebration: Maria Ogilvie Gordon NEW PODCAST

30th April 2021Maria Ogilvie Gordon
Geologist and Pianist
BORN 30th April 1864, Monymusk, Aberdeenshire

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PODCAST EPISODE 18: Mountains, Music and Deep Time
“Women of Science & Music: 30 celebrations”

Maria Ogilvie Gordon, DBE (1864 – 1939), Geologist

Maria Ogilvie Gordon(Image by Library of Congress on Wikimedia Commons) set out to become a concert pianist but soon found herself trekking among the Dolomites, claiming her place as a highly respected geologist and taking part in negotiations at the Council for the Representation of Women in the League of Nations after WW1.

Women of Science & Music: 30 celebrations
Episode 18: Mountains, Music and Deep Time

Catherine Booth – Science Historian and retired Science Curator, National Library of Scotland
Dr Emily G. Mitchell – PI and NERC Independent Research Fellow Deep-time Ecology Group, University of Cambridge

“The Voice of the Mountains”  by Helen Hopekirk (1856 – 1945) for voice and piano, performed by Frances M Lynch was recorded especially for this podcast. (click on the blue button below to listen)

“TrowelBlazers –Time & Tide & Tectonics”  (2017) by Frances M Lynch
for female voices and electronics, performed by the composer, produced by Herbie Clarke, commissioned for Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2017

To find out more about Maria Ogilvie Gordon please go to her page on the Minerva Scientifica Website

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Created by electric voice theatre, Minerva Scientifica is a project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.

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