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Walk and Talk in September

As part of HODS week and the Nether Edge Festival we have a walk on the theme of Creative Women of Nether Edge and a talk on Mary Wortley Montagu titled…

Pus and Prejudice

In 1721 the remarkable Mary Wortley Montagu inspired a medical revolution. Her mission: to prevent the horrors of smallpox by introducing inoculation from Turkey.

Her challenge: to overcome prejudice against women, folklore and “the East”.

Listen to history sleuth, Jenny Rudd, as she talks about this remarkable woman with a Sheffield connection, who introduced “Preventative Medicine” to Britain. And why does history credit her achievement to a man?!

Meet in their Terrace Room – adjacent to the Laura Ashley Tearooms in the old part of the Hotel.

Donations welcome. The Hotel’s Library Bar, in the old part of the Hotel, is open for drinks before and after the talk.

Recently published history books by the Nether Edge History Group on sale.

The talk is on September 16th at 7:30pm at the Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall & Spa and can be booked here.

Creative Women of Nether Edge Walk

“Creative Women of Nether Edge” is a guided walk around parts of Nether Edge where various creative women, including Joyce Himsworth, Annie Bindon Carter and the Drabble sisters, lived during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The walk, led by members of the Nether Edge History Group, starts at the junction of Union Road and Chelsea Road in Nether Edge (S11 9EN) and finishes in Rundle Road with an optional extension to Crescent Rd and Wath Rd. It takes around 2 hours.

There are 2 dates for the walk, however September 15th is already fully booked. The other date is September 19th at 10am which can be booked here.