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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Mary Wollstonecraft

Photo: Grim23 Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Maggi Hambling (b.1945)

Materials: Silvered bronze

Unveiled: 10 November 2020

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), writer, founding feminine philosopher, advocate of women’s rights, education and social equality, wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, was her daughter. The memorial is the result of a 10 year project by the Mary on the Green Campaign. The statue is on a plinth bearing Wollstonecraft’s words ‘I do not want women to have power over men, but over themselves’. It was erected at Newington Green, where she lived, worked and opened a Girls’ Boarding School.

Location: On roundabout, Newington Green, London N16.