Becoming Elizabeth Blackwell

Project Details


This project will develop a playscript, staged reading and a creative methodology about the life of Bristol-born Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the USA. The project will be in dialogue with UoB medical and arts communities and schools. The project-partner is the Bristol Old Vic. It champions disability and women in science.

Biographical performances of real lives have proliferated but the lives of women have been neglected – and women in science and women with disabilities have suffered particular marginalization. The stories of resilient, pioneering women provide important and aspirational models to all women, especially the young.
Effective start/end date1/04/2031/12/20


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