Famous Women’s Dinner – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Famous Women’s Dinner

As part of Women’s History Month, the William Smith Dean’s Office and the Laurel Society will join together to host the annual Famous Women’s Dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Comstock Dining Room. Come “meet” and learn about some of our notable women ancestors while enjoying dinner with friends. R.S.V.P. to ext. 3470 or warren@hws.edu.

Historical figures to be represented include:

  • Laurie Garrett, public health writer and author of The Coming Plague
  • Queen Isabella of Spain
  • Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan
  • Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance
  • Gloria Robinson Lowry WS'52, the first woman of color to receive a degree from William Smith College
  • Matilda Joslyn Gage, anti-slavery activist and author of a series of articles about the treatment of Native Americans
  • Agnodice, from 3rd century Athens and mentioned in histories of the medical profession
  • Actress Greta Garbo
  • Author Jane Austen
  • Rosalind Franklin, the scientist whose research led to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA
  • and more