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'Prodigies of learning': Academy women in the nineteenth century artwork

‘Prodigies of learning’: Academy women in the nineteenth century

An exhibition exploring the varied worlds of five women selected as Honorary Members of the Academy in the nineteenth century.

Princess Yekaterina Dashkova (1743-1810), Mary Somerville (1780-1872), Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), and Margaret Stokes (1832-1900) were all made Honorary Members of the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their scholarly achievements in their respective fields. This exhibition celebrates their important contributions to learning and knowledge in the nineteenth-century.