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.