Aug 03 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Soundings from Essex 2

a collage of mathematical equations in black and white

Monday Aug 3rd 7pm  ZOOM EVENT

2. Elizabeth Tollet:
Stratford’s Scientific Poet

Isaac Newton praised her achievements, yet the poetry of multi-talented Elizabeth Tollet (1694 – 1754) expresses her resentment at being unjustly excluded from the male world of science.  Join us for this celebration of an Essex woman whose life, steeped in sciences and arts, reflects our own Minerva Scientifica project. There will be mesmerising music from Imogen Holst, MATHS, artful animation from Jack Cornell and creative conversation led by Dr Patricia Fara.


Lauren Lister – British Sign Language Interpreter

Using Maths by Natalia from Bertha Park High School, Perth, created with scientist Dr Kristin Arnardottir  for pre-recorded voices and double bass manipulated on Soundtrap

 “Minerva Mathematica”  for live solo voice with a recorded chorus by Frances M Lynch

Performer from electric voice theatre:
Frances M Lynch – Soprano

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSION (including audience Q&A)
Dr Patricia Fara – Science Historian, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge
Sarah Clay – Simulation Scientist, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Labs

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart” for five high voices by Imogen Holst; Words from Song of Songs 8: 6&7;  Animation – Jack Cornell; performed by electric voice theatre singers: Frances M Lynch, Alice Privett (Sops); Simone Ibbett-Brown, Margaret Cameron (Mezzos); David Sheppard (Counter-Tenor)

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
as a seal upon thine arm:
for love is strong as death;
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can the floods drown it:”


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A celebration of Essex’s splendid women of science!
Every Monday at 7pm on Zoom from July 27th – September 14th

In eight weekly episodes of music, art and conversation, historian Patricia Fara and modern scientists will discuss the achievements and frustrations of Essex’s female pioneers. Two special editions in September will feature music, art and science created by local people over the summer. All events include a live BSL interpreter.

Part of  electric voice theatre’s Minerva Scientifica project “Echoes from Essex” in collaboration with Chelmsford Civic Theatre.

May 30th – September 20th 2020

Running throughout the summer, we are celebrating outstanding women in STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths & Medicine) from Essex past and present as part of ESSEX 2020.

 Minerva Scientifica – Connections 2020

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