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HLN goes to: WOMAN! An exploration of women in ancient and contemporary culture

Exploring the role of women through out history and look at how women’s roles in ancient cultures have influenced how women live today.

Written by High Life North
Published 21.09.2021

We were invited by Teakisi to attend this special event in collaboration with The Great North Museum: Hancock for their latest edition of Great North Night’s events.

More than a hundred women came together to explore the role of women through out history and look at how women’s roles in ancient cultures have influenced how women live today. The line-up of speakers looked at specific aspects of culture such as hair, beauty regimes, and fashion and examined the significance and history of how these daily routine elements can alter how women are perceived by society and themselves.

The speakers

Dr. Sally Waite is lecturer in Greek Art and Archaeology at Newcastle University. Her work aims to develop and promote the Shefton Collection of Greek and Etruscan Archaeology at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Her research focuses primarily on Attic red-figure pottery and the long history of collecting and collections. Sally has published and exhibited work on the collection, and supervises a number of PhD candidates working in related topics.

Dr. Clare Ogah is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Northumbria University)and a self taught digital Artist specialising in Afrocentric art & beskpoke jewellery.

Dr. Dan Jefferson is Director & Chair of Teakisi, GP Lecturer at Newcastle University who has worked as a doctor with NEAS during the COVID-19 crisis. His interests lie in Mental Health, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and the unjust limitations of health inequalities, which he has studied since 1995.

Ngozi Ossai is a Biomedical scientist (Biomedical Sciences Newcastle University) who founded GOZI Haircare after noticing the lack of social and cultural representation for her hair. She hopes to change the narrative about natural haircare and intends to produce natural hair products that use safe and sustainable ingredient.

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