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In the Footsteps of Mary Ward

Included in admission to the exhibition. Complete the trail to be in with a chance to win a £30 voucher for the café. Discover more about the extraordinary Yorkshire woman Mary Ward (1585-1645) in the new family-friendly trail and special exhibition this half term. From her determination to educate girls, walking across the Alps three times in shoes that were too small and being imprisoned by her own Church, her story is an incredible one. She paved the way for her followers to open the first schools for girls in the country to offer an education equal to boys (the second at the Bar Convent) and today her vision is thriving in 42 countries in every continent and around 200 schools worldwide have been founded in her name. She is so significant that thousands of people around the world are campaigning to have her declared a Saint- but how much do you know about this local woman? Join us to find out more! The trail includes beautiful illustrations by local artist Ellie Lewis.

Daily until 17th February 2024 (closed Sundays) – The Bar Convent, York – Visit the website


Fri 23 Feb

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The Bar Convent
17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
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